Commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation for the 58th Venice Biennale, Monument for Lost Time takes a psychological object from In Vitro's fiction and converts it to a physically imposing fact. The sphere is painted in Black 2.0, a shade so black that no light is reflected. This turns the sphere into an optical illusion, rendering it virtually absent, yet at the same time intimidatingly present and overwhelming, as an embodiment of inherited trauma.

The floors are concrete, with interspersed tiles manufactured by a Anan Tiles in Nablus, creating an architectural intervention. The walls are light grey, and a soundscape based on low frequency vibrations plays as a backdrop.

Monument for Lost Time, Larissa Sansour/Søren Lind, 2019

Photos: Ugo Carmeni