Undecided Impressions
by Dark Matters

Undecided Impressions reflects the swirling pattern of impressions and ideas that shape our days

Undecided Impressions
‘Undecided Impressions’ was inspired by the perceptual process that unfolds in our minds, as we observe the world around us and take in new sensory impressions. In this mental and emotional process, colours, forms and expression create thousands of combinations in our mind, some fleeting and elusive, while others stand out and leave a lasting impression. On an individual basis, we discard most of these patterns or combinations while choosing to latch on to a few and stow them away in our minds for future reference. This selection process is largely subconscious, and each choice influences our future choices and mental processes.

The visual installation was developed in a complementary process with Irv Johnson’s musical installation, ‘… after’. The animation is projected on horizontal displays that are lined up on the floor and tilted at different angles. On the displays, digital animation represents a non-linear visualization of the many fragments and details we take in all the time. Together, these fragments form the swirling and often chaotic pattern of impressions we deal with and are shaped by every waking moment of every day.

digital animation, monitors

Dark Matters
Visual studio for space, time and light, founded 2010

Dark Matters operates at the intersection of architecture, scenography, design and art, creating narrative worlds and experiences that invite the audience to think and feel in equal measure. The studio aims to include as many past and future impressions as possible to create physical or digital universes that engage and activate the audience. Across different media, the studio conjures up original and surprising worlds that challenge conventions and expectations for the given medium, always with a focus on conceptual content and a strong artistic aesthetic.

Selected collaborations
Copenhagen Phil & Max Richter, Nikolaj Kunsthal – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Danish Castle Centre, Den Sorte Skole, Bang & Olufsen

Selected grants and honours
2015: Artbeat, Special Award for ‘The Doghouse’
2014: Reflect d’Or for ‘The Doghouse’, Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans
2014: Third place in the category Art Vision Modern, Circle of Light Moscow International Festival

Selected exhibitions
2015: ‘Qualia’ at ‘Nature Encounters’, J.F. Willumsen Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark
2015: ‘Blackout’, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
2014: ‘The dog house’, Nikolaj Kunsthal – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre


MINDCRAFT / Dark Matters

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