Blackbox is an empty space in which only the sexual expression of the performer(s) takes place. There is no crew present, and it is unscripted. There is merely the person, his or her desire and the will to show it. As each person shapes his or her personality, so each relationship displays its dynamic and each sex its rhythm. In Blackbox, director Adrineh Simonian shows this primal relationship each person has to him- or herself and to others using montage and cutting rhythm (?).
A Black Box or Black Cube is an exhibition space, which differs from the so-called White Cube. A White Cube typically consists of the white walls of a museum or gallery, the purpose of which is not to distract or draw attention from the art. Their sterility however also suggests that outside influences could ruin the sublime nature of the art and taint its appreciation. The Black Box or Black Cube was developed when digital art or media art started establishing itself. It avoids any form of distraction, however it also leaves no room for a free space, which could have an antiseptic function. The performers in the Blackbox format by Arthouse Vienna are at the same time artists, as well as a part of the artwork. There is nothing surrounding the work – there is merely the work itself.
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