The fourth year of the Nasuti festival worked with darkness as a natural as well as an artistic phenomenon. At the present we are troubled not only by the undesirable result of the overproduction of goods, but also by the overproduction of something that appears to be seemingly intangible and positive – light. Excessive lighting is actually the essence of overproduction, forcing constant activity and activity. However, darkness is essential for our survival and it is becoming a big problem that it is disappearing more and more. Light pollution is a serious environmental problem today. It is known to cause difficulty with sleep, loss of balance in the production of the hormone melatonin. A number of civilization diseases, from depression to high blood pressure, are linked to sleep deprivation.
For the communication design of the festival, curators Zuzana Duchová and Diana Klepoch Majdáková together with the graphic designer Peter Liška selected 2 older photographs, from the authors we collaborated before. The use of existing photos as base of posters is also an act of saving, not inducing more and more production and energy spending. Both photos work with natural light/ darkness in combination with artificial light which is carrying a disturbing message. The photo of Matej Hakár from 2017 takes place in an undefined suburb, the girl is absorbed by the light of the phone, standing at a strange building site with an idealistic depiction of a beach. The messy scene can be read in this context as a metapher of western society - looking for a beach paradise, but actually looking a different direction.
In addition, online and print promo materials were designed in simple black and white patterns, using the words TMA (DARKNESS) as the main theme, sometimes in a purely ornamental way.