This Movie Theater In Italy Has A Perpetual Black Water Whirlpool Built Into The Floor

Take one step inside this theater and you’ll instantly see something quite strange… there’s nowhere to sit this strange swirling black hole thing built into the stalls area at the cinema/theater in San Gimignano, Italy. This cool looking piece of artwork is from talented artist Anish Kapoor, the piece known as Decension, that was on display eariler this year.


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According to this press release and Kapoor, “Decension is a formal continuation of Descent into limbo…  a kind of apparently bottomless black hole opened up in the floor, “dragging” the viewer into it. Descension destabilizes, undermines our perception of the earth as a solid element, and confirms Kapoor’s interest in non-objects and self-generated forms. In its state of flux and movement, Descension presents us with a perpetual force, a thrust downwards and towards a totally unknowable interior.”




Just don’t fall in….



10/10 would fall into it…. The cinema has now actually been converted into an exhibition space that’s home to Galleria Continua. Let us know what you think in the comments below, and make sure to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Colossal) (Anish Kapoor)

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