Artist's statement, english:
...In the twentieth century, this "liberation" from Earth has been achieved materially thanks to technology. The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man, as far as we know and as far as it has been objectively documented, to escape Earth's gravity and soar into space. In July 1969, an American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, landed on the moon. The human species thus started to explore physically the universe with an adventurous spirit. This conquest has shaken the psychology of mankind. Earth is no more our stable and perennial habitat. We have left Old Mother Earth. We may have abandoned it forever. We can even explain our ecological neglect of our planet by the fact that literally and symbolically we have left it behind. I believe that we can change our calendars and no longer mark Time by measuring it according to the Christian calendar, using BC and AD in our calculations. We should count the passing of our years by using either BG and AG (Before Gagarin. and After Gagarin) or BA and AA (Before Armstrong and After Armstrong) as a starting point...
The movement of El Chaco, Etel Adnan
in. Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, The Campo Del Cielo Meteorites, Vol. 2: Chaco, dOCUMENTA (13)
The work was exhibited in May 2017, during the work-in-progress show at Open Studios Day, Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava.
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