KEPLER 438b: An Exoplanetary Meditation @mobius


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KEPLER 438b: An Exoplanetary Meditation

A 24 hour participatory meditation devoted to Kepler 438b, an earthlike exoplanet

8 p.m. Saturday, November 7th until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 8th

Audience may enter and exit at any time during the 24 hour period

Artists:

Anna Wexler (MAG)

with

Jesseca Ferguson (visual installation)

Dennis Friedler (video)

Sara June (MAG) (movement)

Mark Pevsner (original music)

Kepler 438b, an exoplanet or world orbiting another star, is one of the most earthlike planets yet confirmed outside of our solar system.  Similar to the earth in size, it orbits within the habitable zone of its star where water could form and possibly support extraterrestrial life. In a visual space created for imaginative contemplation of Kepler 438b, audience members will be encouraged to join us in an ongoing process involving guided sitting and walking meditation, or simply to observe.  Video, participatory live percussion and movement phases will demarcate a cycle based on the rotational and orbital period of the exoplanet.  Unfolding within earth’s 24 hour rotation, this meditative event will intertwine the exploration of a potentially habitable exoplanet with awareness of the threats to earth’s viability for our species and countless others caused by the crisis of global climate change.   Our intention is to deepen engagement with our own planet as a unique world through envisioning exoplanetary life forms and biospheres.

Image: “The moon at nine and three-quarter days,” 2013 ©Jesseca Ferguson, gum bichromate