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February 28, 2011

In 2006, Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg began working on A Guide to Campo del Cielo, a project that revolves around researching the cultural impact of the Campo del Cielo meteorites by studying, reconstructing, and reinterpreting their visual, oral, and written history, aiming to identify their historical and contemporary impact. In 2010, their exhibition Meteorit El Taco, held at Portikus, Frankfurt, brought together the two halves of the El Taco meteorite after almost 45 years of being apart. Their project is documented in The Campo del Cielo Meteorites – Vol 1: El Taco published by dOCUMENTA (13) and will also be featured at the 2012 dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition.Their artistic research methods involve bibliographical inquiry, archival research, oral history and scientific investigations.

Respondent: Richard P. Binzel, MIT Professor of Planetary Science