An OSW project. Australian Experiemntal Art Foundation. Adelaide.
BIG LOG JAM extends a specific constellation of ideas present in the OSW BIG LOG book – a meteorite fragment that exposes a series of interrelated questions concerning the generation of form. The meteorite originated from within the solar system approximately 4.5 billion years ago. It is a fragment from the core of a larger asteroid falling at over 40,000 km per hour in Henbury, 1400 kilometers north of Adelaide about 4,700 years ago. The meteorite expresses the events of its formation: the intensity of collisions with other asteroids, its splitting from a larger iron mass, and the vortices of hot gases causing the ablation of its surface as it fell through the earth’s atmosphere. The meteorite as an object focuses both an interest in the temporal dimensions of matter, and a comprehension of spatiality beyond anthropomorphic preoccupations.
Open Spatial Workshop consists of Scott Mitchell, Bianca Hester, and Terri Bird.