Black Ceremony

December 20th, 2011
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Black Ceremony, a progression of ten different scenes exploring themes of death and homecoming, exploded over a vast stretch of open land near Mathaf on Monday, December 5. The explosion event appeared like drops of ink splattered across the sky, instantaneously creating black blossoms, followed by thunderous noise. 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips were ignited to form a black pyramid that stands above the earth, as if a wordless tombstone. Black Ceremony took place near the museum and was open to the public. Video of Black Ceremony is presented as part of the exhibition, alongside six other videos of previous explosion events.

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