February 7th, 2022
“VIP = Violation of the Pauli exclusion principle UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, ABOVE THE MOUNTAIN” is a project by Margherita Morgantin carried out between 2020 and 2021 in the Abruzzo National Park and in the Gran Sasso underground laboratories of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. In the laboratory, located 1.3 km below the mountain, away from external radiation, scientists study dark matter, which would make up almost 90% of the mass of the universe and which is visible only indirectly, thanks to its gravitational effects. Margherita Morgantin tried to access this singular energy signal and with Sotto la Montagna, sopra la Montagna presents a long sheet of watermarked paper that collects an abstract flow of signs and paths, rolled up and then carried out on a horizontal display that integrates light and sound to the drawing. This superimposition of codes and transcriptions attempts to establish a dialogue between art and science to provide a testimony of cosmic silence and to tune in to a vision of the dark that gives body to the invisible.