Most of us go about our daily life without being aware of ever thinking about the extraterrestrial dusts that could be on their kitchen floor, right here on earth. The alien signal is lost in the human noise and the group meditation reclaims our vision of planetary citizenship.
Since the March 10 premiere, [ALIEN] STAR DUST: Signal to Noise has evolved into a global, collaborative and participatory virtual guided meditation bringing participants into a space of healing and transcendence through visuals and vibrations. Due to times of crisis and quarantine it became evident that connection was more vital than ever. Star Dust became the medium and the metaphor for contemplation and connectivity.
The visual component of the artwork places participants into the perspective of a piece of dust. Seven meteorites fall into our screens, one representing each continent, breaking open to reveal chaos and dust particles. Participants of the meditation are gently urged to mix in with the dust, to become complexity, while remaining centered during the process of “falling apart.”
The visuals are accompanied with deeply transportive sounds to further this embodiment. Sound samples from each continent are layered with the ever-present underlying drone, COVID data live from the University of Washington, archived recordings from NASA, binaural sounds, and flickers of radar from the rooftop of the Natural History Museum in Vienna come together to create an ambient and layered composition. Victoria Vesna guides and is accompanied by the celestial voice of Rhiannon Catalyst and the polyphonic voice of Anna Nacher.