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YOU FIRST SAW THE LIGHT

Artist: Andy Gracie

You First Saw the Light (2017) is a study of a 50 micron fragment of comet collected from the stratosphere by a NASA high altitude research aircraft. Its origin being an interstellar dust cloud that pre-dates the Sun. At some point it became detached and eventually trapped by the Earth’s gravity. Its current stage in its history sees it stored in a glass vial in a clean room in a planetary science research facility. In its original version, the artwork is presented as a four-channel video installation in which the form of the object appears and disappears, breathing and ghostlike. A 5mm replica carved from meteorite rotates under a video microscope, evoking images of solar system bodies photographed from space probes. In its single channel version, during LOOP the work will dialogue with the museum’s collection and display.

YOU FIRST SAW THE LIGHT