Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk". A "spacer" is an androgyne being, determined to execute technical work on the planets near by and their moons. A "spacer" is able to adapt itself to any kind of gravitation. For this reason they become for the "frelks"- who depend on the gravitation of the earth - buyable objects of desire.
Black Sun starts with the landing of a "spacer" on the earth and shows his meeting with a "frelk woman" who expects a sexual affair with the "floating meat". The impossible love affair (the "spacer" lost its sexual identity due to metamorphosis) takes place in a future world where bodies radiate, where shadows transform into mirrors and where darkness illuminates space. The human being as an insect under the dark light of the sun, in a time far away which is sometimes erroneously called childhood. (Johannes Hammel)
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