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SUPERBLACK is the result of a two-year research project in collaboration with scientists at the University of Cincinnati. SUPERBLACK is a physical body designed to absorb nearly all electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, etc.) and offer the experience of a localized, contained, and absolute darkness.
 
At its core, SUPERBLACK is an exploration of certain dualities –subject/object, void/full, black/white. Tate’s larger photo-based practice further explores the nature of these dualities that inform, limit, and govern our experiences.
 
Within Tate’s work, the photograph is used as an idea, as a metaphor for knowledge itself, rather than a physical object or even an image. Photography becomes a way of analyzing the interplay between culture, science, and technology that transforms individual observations into systems of knowledge.
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