Human Meteorite
 Human Meteorite Performance/Land Art

Human Meteorite is a project about time, impact, violence, transformation and creation. 

In October 2017, I will dig a large impact crater into the earth, using only hand-tools, every day, for the duration of one lunar cycle.

In considering how the impact of a real meteor is a force that transforms the surface of the earth instantly, I imagine myself as having the same potential energy only stretched out over a longer timeframe. Working routinely and gradually by hand I will create the same outcome as the sudden violent act of a celestial meteor impact - reframing the catastrophe as a slow action. This work invokes the meteor collision as an allegory for our collective primal fear of extinction and accepts humans as the perpetrators of the gradual destruction that brings us closer to that end. 

The crater that remains resides in the post-violence moment. It becomes a monument that betrays the vulnerability of our shared existence. There is hope that emerges from witnessing the persistence of the world in the aftermath of disaster. In the moment of impact, the earth itself is transformed, a wound is opened, a void is materialized, forming a space for something new to occur. Crater evokes a state of being that can only be known after experience. The stillness of aftermath offers us a space for reflection about how our past became our present. What it doesn’t offer is many clues to the future. 
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