grayDUCK Gallery presents Amada Miller: "Everything In Tune" opening reception
grayDUCK Gallery will presents "Everything In Tune," a series of works by Amada Miller drawn from data collected by NASA’s Apollo missions. During these missions, astronauts placed seismometers on the moon and conducted experiments such as crash landing 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 this sensation as “the moon ringing like a bell.”
Miller imagines the moon with an atmosphere, each crater creating a vibration where sound waves could permeate through the molecules that make life possible on Earth. Small fragments of real iron meteorites are suspended inside of handblown silicate glass, mimicking materials found on the lunar surface (silica, iron).
"Everything In Tune" represents our moon’s natural orchestra, the handbells are instruments as much as they are objects. Each gallery visitor will be invited to activate the bells, giving sound to a ‘moonquake’. Also on view are graphite rubbings made to look like close-up images of the moon taken by Apollo astronauts in orbit, and gunpowder-scented vessels made from the descriptions given by astronauts after smelling moon samples once back inside the lunar lander.
Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through September 20.