Britta van Aalst

“Someone who tries to discover the unexpected intersection between art and science,,

The topic “Black Matter/ Black Energy” plays a major role in the preliminary studies and preparation of my work.

Scientific topics have always been a source of inspiration and give me endless possibilities to experiment. Therefore, wool, textiles, yarn and paper often lie in paint containers for weeks to study the influence and shading of the material.

What force are we subject to?

“Everything is connected”

Furthermore, the studies continue with iron powder and magnetic paint, how is the material attracted or repelled.

Black (Dark) Matter” is the energy of attraction and “Black Energy” is expanding of energy, in the phase I give up my influence.

Under the topic:


The reality is not real,

but our confrontation with it is

the most real we have,

the rest is subjective