‘What is the shadow of white light?’
Gabor had a habit of repeating what you say, ‘White light…White Light…I don’t know.’
And I said, ‘Black.
Don’t be afraid, because white light does not exist, nor does black shadow exist.’
I think that it is a time of our sun on trial, of all our institutions on trial.
I was brought up when the sunlight was yellow, and the shadow was blue.
But I see it clearly as being white light, and black shadow.
Yet this is nothing alarming, because I believe there will come a fresh yellow, and a beautiful blue,
and that the revolution will bring forth a new sense of wonder.
Only from wonder can come our new institutions…
They certainly cannot come from analysis.
-Louis Kahn, Conversations with Students: Architecture at Rice 26