British designer and architect Asif Khan has promised to scare and shock visitors to the upcoming Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. He intends to use the blackest material on our planet "Vantablack" to create the illusion of a real black hole. Something that cannot be seen with the eyes, only realize by indirect signs.
Another variant of the idea is a portal to other worlds and dimensions, a gap between spatial folds. The architect does not disclose details, but advises tourists who are eager for curiosities to look for a certain building in the Olympic Park, which will look like a flat "hole" in which sparkles of stars twinkle. In fact, the building has the usual four walls, but they will be curved and covered with Vantablack, which will create the desired optical effect.
The artistic value of the blackest material on the planet is that the human eye does not recognize it, it cannot see an object that is covered with this substance. But the brain is also in no hurry to believe that there is a "hole" in front of it, because it should logically lead somewhere, but this does not happen. Khan's idea is based on the combination of these properties.
The Vantablack material was created several years ago by Surrey NanoSystems and is an array of nanotubes that are so intertwined that the radiation that hits them does not meet a surface from which it could be reflected. This substance absorbs 99, 96% of all radiation incident on it, including thermal radiation, which is of great interest to developers of advanced technologies. But the designers have obviously already found an original application for it.
Covering an object with Vantablack makes it 2D