Künstlerin

 

Regine Petersen (geboren 1976) lebt und arbeitet in Hamburg. 2009 erhielt sie ihren Master in Photography am Royal College of Art in London. Ihre Arbeiten wurden in Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen international ausgestellt, u.a. im Museum Folkwang in Essen, Rencontres d'Arles in Frankreich und in der Aperture Gallery in New York. Sie ist Stipendiatin des National Media Museum UK, der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen- und Halbach Stiftung und war Artist in Residence am B2 Institute in Oracle, USA.


Regine Petersen (born 1976) is an artist based in Hamburg, Germany who has recently been involved in a long-term photographic investigation into meteorite falls. She received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London (2009). Her work has been presented in various solo and group shows internationally, such as Rencontres d’Arles in France, Museum Folkwang in Essen and Aperture Gallery in New York. She is a recipient of the National Media Museum Bursary UK, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation Grant and was an Artist in Residence at the B2 Institute in Oracle, USA.

www.reginepetersen.com

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Andhara, Bihar, India, fell 2. December 1880

 

This new avatar of Mahadeva has received the name Adbhuta-Nath, »the miraculous or wonderful god« and its fame has spread all over the districts of Tirhut and Champaran. In response to an enquiry on the subject the Officiating Collector of Muzaffarpur has recently replied that there is no possibility of procuring for the museum any portion of this meteorite, as a temple has been built over the place where the stone fell and a mela and fair have been started in connection with the worship of the stone by which means the temple receives a considerable income. 


Account by Major General A. Cunningham, Records of the Geological Survey of India Vol. XXXV, 1907: Fermor, Notes on Some Indian Aerolites

 

 

Rodach, Bavaria, Germany, fell 19. September 1775


Die sonderbarste Beobachtung ist in dem Rodacher Flur von eines Ro­dacher Böttchers Eheweib, welche Erdäpfel ausgegraben. Sie erblickte bei dem Knalle und Prasseln in der Luft um die nämliche Zeit einen Klumpen Feuer, gleich einem Blitze, ihrer Aussage nach, so groß als der Korb, worin die Erdäpfel gesammelt, fiel für Schrecken nieder, wobei sie ein starkes und schnelles Sausen um sich hörte; seitwärts rechter Hand, ungefähr 50 Schritt weit sah sie einen blauen Klumpen, in der Größe eines Gänseeies, schnell niederfallen, und darauf sogleich einen Dampf oder Staub, Manns hoch in die Höhe steigen.


Annalen der Physik Vol. 23, 1806: Büttner, Bruchstücke zur Geschichte und Erklärung der Feuerkugeln und Meteorsteine aus den Papieren des Prof. Hornschuch

 

 

Canon City, Colorado, USA, fell 27. October 1973


The chunk of rock hit the Canon City garage on Oct. 27, ripping a six-inch hole in the roof and scaring a calico house cat named Misty behind a pile of old furniture.


The Argus, 9. November 1973

 

 

"A Brief History of Meteorite Falls" is a collection of 100 fragmentary accounts of meteorite impacts and fireball sightings. Each of the chosen testimonies captures an image of a particular time and place; Some of them give an insight into a specific mindset within its respective cultural setting, while others simply provide detail that might otherwise remain unknown or be ignored as insignificant. Gathered from various sources and periods of time and presented together in book form, this edited volume offers a particular reading of civilization's complex histories.

 

 

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Regine Petersen: A Brief History of Meteorite Falls

 

 

 

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ISBN: 978-3-86485-070-7

 

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