A SHOT IN THE DARK NIGHTS OF ABSENCE
by Diogo da Cruz
at the Foyer of the TUM Physics Department
Garching bei München
Exhibition open from
Vernissage 25.05.2023 from 18:00
18:30 - Opening by Stefan Schönert, Lucia Canonica and Diogo da Cruz
19:00 - Concert by Cosmica Bandida
20:30 - DJ set by Diogo
Anyway, she was telling me about the absence.
There is roughly 5 times more dark matter than ordinary matter.
The small part of what is visible,
of the ones that count,
of the ones who can live as they want.
Besides the much bigger part
of the ones who sleep dreamless nights,
the ones who stay unknown.
I only know these 5%,
those who have time to wonder if there is something else,
those who have the means to pursue their visions.
But for the majority of mankind,
there is enough trouble in front of them, visible and evident,
enough structures to be unpacked and problems to be solved.
I wondered if the mountain interacted with dark matter,
before we drilled the hole.
SFB1258 Neutrinos and Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physics &
Physics Department of the Techische Universität München (Elisa Resconi, Stefan Schönert, Elizabeth Mondagón, Petra Riedel, Dominik Rechten, Harald Hess)
Max Planck Institute for Physics (António Bento, Federica Petricca, Lucia Canonica)
Serralves Museum, Porto
Production assistance: João Pedro Costa and André Alexandre
Voice over of the film: Shirin Zeraaty
Exhibition architecture: Diogo Passarinho Studio (Gonçalo Reynolds and Diogo Passarinho)
Graphic design: John Haag