Sideral

In Sideral, Marcela Amas and Gilberto Esparza challenge the perception of space as silent. As iron meteorites make their journey through space, the extreme events they pass through are recorded as changes in their magnetic field – a kind of log, by which scientists can understand where the meteorite has come from. Amas and Esparza go one step further: here, an 82kg chunk of space debris named Boxhole, found in Australia in 1937, is cradled in spidery wooden sensor-limbs that ‘read’ the meteorite and generate an eerie, modulating music that’s also a kind of storytelling, the account of an almost unimaginable journey through the void.

“a bridge between the ear and the touch” Nexus (UK)