We're pretty much over-the-moon, tbh, about Amada Miller
's series of works created from data collected by NASA’s Apollo Missions
. Because we're the kind of concept-art-hatin' fiends who love
concept art more than almost anything when it's done well and is redolent of research and effort and – oh, listen:"During the Apollo missions, astronauts placed seismometers on the moon and conducted experiments such as crashing spent modules onto the lunar surface. These experiments led to the discovery of moonquakes – vibrations that resonated within the moon’s core for so long that scientists described the sensation as the moon ringing like a bell
."So, for this show, small fragments of real iron meteorites are suspended inside bells of handblown silicate glass
, mimicking materials found on the lunar surface. "Everything In Tune" represents our moon’s natural orchestra – the handbells are instruments as much as they are objects, and each gallery visitor will be invited to activate the bells, giving sound to a moonquake. Bonus: graphite rubbings made to look like close-up images of the moon taken by astronauts in orbit, and gunpowder-scented vessels made from astronauts' descriptions after they smelled moon samples back inside the lunar lander.
Through Sept. 20. Free.