Dark Light

A print series and fluorescent light sculpture installation
Hironaka & Suib, 2017

Selected excerpts from the Dark Light catalogue, essay by David Hart, 2017

The effects of trauma and erasure are manifest in the built environment.

Installation Views from The Cleve Carney Museum of Art, IL

Our understanding of history isn’t always linear; the Hegelian concept of human progress evolves with recursive digressions. The built environment is similarly convoluted in its development.

Buildings are always negotiating their social, political and economic value within their surrounding context. Vacant since 1998, the Parkway Theatre is now being remade by architects Ziger/Snead as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Film Center. Their design is part historical excavation of the faded décor and part retrofitting of the structure to serve as a screening venue for the Maryland Film Festival and educational space for Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art’s film programs. The process represents a cycle of growth and decay, one order supplanting another.

Installation Views From The Cleve Carney Museum of Art, IL