Katie Paterson’s practice involves close collaboration with specialists in different technologies from astronomers, electrical engineers to amateur radio enthusiasts. Her latest work, Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky, is one of three major new art projects commissioned for Exhibition Road Show, a nine day festival taking place until the 5th August. Presented alongside live music acts, pop-up ballrooms, dance and circus extravaganzas, large-scale vintage board games and food stalls, Paterson’s work offers a unique blend of art and science and an expanded sense of reality. In Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky Paterson has taken a meteorite that has been travelling through space and time for 4.5 billion years, cast it, melted it and then re-cast it back into a new version of itself. The iron meteorite was found in the Formosa province of Argentina, in the Campo del Cielo strewn field, and was buried 12 feet below the earth for 5600 years.
This beautifully edited video features shots of the meteorite and the process it went through to get to its current state.
Exhibition Road Show, 28th July until 5th August. www.exhibitionroadshow.co.uk
Posted on 30 July 2012