Falling to Earth



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Falling to Earth is an installation which unravels a pseudo-scietific accounting of an interpersonal meteorite shower. The work contains an artist book, hand-made meteorites containing the house dust of 50 long distance friends, photographs of each meteorite as it fell, and small handmade models of tiny and imaginary craters. The work also features a video called Dispersals in which I animate the collected house dust by blowing it into the space of my backyard at night – with only a simple flashlight to illuminate the particles as they fall and trace their way through 1 small part of the universe.

I made these stories to remember and make magic the mundane and also to physicalize our transient formations in space and with one another as falling, desiring, star-stuff bodies.