Dan Goods: The Hidden Light

The PMCA Project Room is pleased to host Dan Goods, an artist who has worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) in Pasadena for several years. As their Visual Strategist, Goods applies some of the complex principles studied at JPL to his installations, making scientific phenomena more accessible and meaningful. The Hidden Light begins with the idea that some physical entities in the universe are hidden or invisible until scientists discover new ways for understanding or seeing them. In the installation, the film projection depicting planets in space is washed out by another projection until the viewer casts a shadow on the wall. The process directly refers to how astronomers at JPL invent tools with which to find and see planets in the far reaches of space that are hidden by the light of the stars. By activating the space of the installation, the museum visitor will also discover how to see the unseen.