"Diego Ramirez conjures colonial forecasts, drawing a conjunction of sun and moon to ignite a perpetual darkness upon (and beyond) the gallery wall. The fiery ring references the prediction of a lunar eclipse on 24 February 1504 by Christopher Columbus, who was stranded in Jamaica at the time. The eclipse was astrologically mapped in the Regiomontanus’ Calendarium, and was advantageously used to threaten and control trade with the indigenous people. Between light and dark, and the greyness of what is seen and hidden, the installation speaks to the on-going colonial discourse and post-colonial identity. As the celestial trajectory of the moon moves forward, light restores a new order. Here, liminality serves to upturn the hierarchy and shift power."
-Jake Treacy, Beyond The Veil, Catalogue essay, 2018