[Alien] Star Dust Meets Plankton is created for the Fulcrum festival – Deep Ocean / Deep Space. Two projects are connected with a newly composed sound piece Cosmic Nomad. Audiences are invited to experience the Noise Aquarium on the North side of campus (ART) and then are guided to the South side (SCIENCE) with a sound walk ending at the Planetarium on the South side with the Alien Star Dust projection. You will experience a collaborative composition by Patricia Cadavid, Anna Nacher, Ivana Dama, Clarissa Ribeiro and Victoria Vesna.
Guided by the Art Sci Collective:
Santiago Torres, Ivy Lovett, and Sunaina Bose
Every creature contains hydrogen atoms and every material element is manufactured in stars through their fusion. Humans, along with their myriad siblings of animals, plants, insects, plankton, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, are created from stardust by nuclear fusion. We all function together in vibratory fields from the bottom up, just as nature and nanotechnology work.
[Alien] Star Dust Meets Plankton is an iteration of ALIEN STAR DUST: Signal to Noise, a multifaceted and multidisciplinary project conceptualized and created by artist Victoria Vesna, which originally premiered March 10, 2020 in Vienna at the meteorite gallery of the Natural History Museum. This research-based art project invites viewers to gain an intimate understanding of the importance and complexity of dust and microbes.
[Alien] Star Dust Meets Plankton is curated by Anuradha Vikram and produced by Victoria Vesna in collaboration with the UCLA Art|Sci Collective: James Gimzewski, Paul Geluso, Ivana Dama, Clinton Van Arman, Alfred Vendl, Martina Froeschl, John Brumley, Santiago Torres, Ivy Lovett, and Sunaina Bose.
Date + Time
September 23, 12-2pm
Broad Art Center, UCLA
Cell phone + Headphones
Public parking is available at a wide variety of parking lots on the UCLA campus for $13.00 per car per day. The closest parking to the Broad Art Center is Lot 3.