Here in the dark
Upstairs, the sign posted outside the door warns you to take a few minutes to adjust to the dark. Inside, it is dark, very dark, with a single line of red illuminated text seemingly dancing, at about chest height, along the walls of this cavernous room. Around you go, reading the narrative, or not. Maybe you just focus on how to get back to the light. But the text is in control, guiding you along. You can’t see a thing. You just rely on the red words to navigate the blackness. As one line has it, “The geography became pointless.” It’s a little disconcerting and puts you in a whole other world where your senses get jumbled. It’s not The Twilight Zone. It’s Chris Daubert’s 30,000 feet of text in Travelers Amid Buildings and Streams, running through November 26 at a new space, The 1050 Loft, on the second floor at 1050 20th Street. For more information, call (916) 730-6667.