Black Sun is a film collaboration between Eelko Moorer and Catherine Anyango for London Fashion Week 2011's CIRCUIT.01 show. The shoes act as representatives of a larger narrative of connection, fixation and isolation.
Both shoes and film take as a reference point the Sol Niger, or black sun, which in alchemy refers to the first stage of transforming matter into gold. To Jung the black sun represents the process of psychological transformation. Inspired by Markus Enckell’s Youth Before a Skull, the boy is discovering what lies inside him – progressing through innocence, curiosity and realization.