Dark Field Analysis
Dark Field Analysis focuses on the intensity of life. In this mysterious performance, the organic is interwoven with the synthetic, the human with the animal, and the material with the ethereal. There is a meandering conversation between two naked men on a carpet, with the subject of blood as a thread. A pulsating soundscape creates an uncomfortable suspense. The title Dark Field Analysis derives from a branch of alternative medicine in which ‘dark field microscopy’ is used to observe medical conditions in the blood. This technique reveals details that remain invisible under ordinary light conditions. For Jefta van Dinther blood serves as an analogy for looking inside and out, and in and beyond ourselves. A performance that gets under the skin.