AbstractFor Neil Spiller, there is a current vacuum in much of contemporary parametric design. It is devoid of embodied cultural experience and character. Much can be learnt by rediscovering the dark matter of Baroque and Surrealistic art and architecture, which through repressed eroticism optimised on the simultaneous presence of the secular and the profane - the heaving physicality of the everyday world and the repressed strictures of the Catholic church.
Spiller, Neil (2010) Surrealistic exuberance – dark matters. Architectural Design, 80 (2). pp. 64-69. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:10.1002/ad.1045 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ad.1045>)