An outgrowth of the Dark Matter Playgroup micro-residency, Superradiance is a group exhibition featuring new work by Andy Berg, GHY Cheung, Bicky Marquez, Chrissy Poitras, Noah Scheinman and Kyle Topping. Dark Matter Playgroup is a nomadic mentorship-based program supporting adaptive forms of collectivity and art making under the conditions of a global pandemic. Affiliated with Drift: Art and Dark Matter, the micro-residency takes up a conceptual notion of dark matter as an invisible and undetectable “mattering” that might pull together Playgroup participants. Superradiance is a refraction of this group’s shared trajectory and combined efforts named after a phenomenon of collectivity and the assemblage of moving energies in coherent excitation.
This exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts; City of Kingston Arts Fund, Kingston Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Image: A research image of multiple lichen species that comes out of the artists’ first workshop with Agnes’s 2021 Stonecroft Artist-in-Residence Jol Thoms. Photo: Michelle Bunton