Alejandro Borsani
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Campo del Cielo

Meteorite fragment from Campo del Cielo, custom electronics, steel enclosure
Dimensions: 30'' x 28'' x 20 ''
2016


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Around four thousand years ago, a 200 ton asteroid collided with earth’s atmosphere, crashing in a small region of Northern Argentina. The native inhabitants called the area Pingüen N’onaxa (Guaycurú language), which translates in Spanish as Campo del Cielo (Field of the Sky). The meteorite belongs to the asteroid belt located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter, originated around 4.5 billion years ago when the solar system was formed.
In the installation, inside a steel enclosure, a piece of meteorite from Campo del Cielo spins continuously in its own axis. Looking through a “peephole”, the viewers encounter the meteorite in action lighting ephemeral sparks of fire.




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