Original Image by Noah Freidman-Rudosky for the New York Times | Photo Composite

Lithium Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First Light

christine corday; noumerals; agglutinate; metal alloy; space; matter
christine corday. NOUMERAL 100 Series

as our universe grows increasingly cold and dark, our telescopes/satellites follow the first light, the first heat, tracing us to the moment all matter arises.
this work also follows heat, a focus on the sensory satellites sending knowledge from the untested edges of our perceptual system, bringing the experience of light, its information and knowing to a dark and silent brain.

as sculptor, it is not simply the material that interests me---
it is the experience within it.

temperature opens this exploration.
tremendous cooling allows ordinary matter to form
and tremendous heat gave its existence

both at unimaginable scales---
and yet the elements within our body carry its scale--
the experience of the supernova, [even twice or more]
the experience of gravity on a scale 100-1000x that of earth
the experience of billions of years that define becoming

the elements within the generation and evolution of our sensory organs have an experience beyond our own body---a particular trait or knowing in common---a shared medium beyond the first light.

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