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St. Joseph
Missouri, USA, fell 17. December 1956*
Dear Sir;
I read in the St. Joseph News Press that you were wanting to hear from people who saw the meteor of Dec. 17th. Jack Watts and myself were fox hunting that night about two miles northeast of Amazonia Mo. That meteor came from the east going west. That meteor really lit the countryside up. It was a blueish white light. To us it was a pretty sight. There was the dogs within 50 yds of that fox coming across a blue grass pasture and we shot that fox by the light of the meteor.

Very truly yours,
Cecil Templeton

Letter to W.S. Houston, Misc files, Arizona State University
From „A Brief History of Meteroite Falls“ edited by Regine Petersen (Textem Verlag, Hamburg 2014)


The fiftieth exhibition at JO VAN LOO deals largely with the concept of the cosmos. Five positions by artists of the gallery will be shown.
For example, Martin Fengel, a stranger on a journey through Japan, focuses his gaze on the recurring motif of the globe.
Lorenz Strassl deals with the subject matter in the installative and sculptural manner that characterizes him, in which found objects are detached from their original meaning and brought into a completely new context.
Paul Kranzler (A) and Andrew Phelps (A/USA) spent many weeks in and around the small town of Green Bank, West Virgina, and the Green Bank Observatory in 2015 to document this unique community of scientists, electromagnetic hypersensitives, and local families who make a living hunting bears and harvesting syrup. The resulting book THE DRAKE EQUATION, published by Fountain Books Berlin in 2018, shows a natural landscape interspersed with grotesque looking giant telescopes. And it shows people whose bodies and attitudes reflect life in the Green Bank "Pocahontas Valley".
The works of the Berlin-based artist Nigin Beck move in a cosmos of confrontation with her German- Iranian identity and a return to her own roots. In this way, objects and artefacts as well as photographic works are created in her practice that transpose memories of rituals and objects from her childhood, which include pain as well as childlike humor.
Regine Petersen's suggestive-poetic work encompasses concepts such as time, history, memory, and myth. The minimalist reduction of her visual language and the interweaving of different narrative elements creates space for philosophical questions about human existence.


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St. Joseph
Missouri, USA, fell 17. December 1956*

Dear Sir;
I read in the St. Joseph News Press that you were wanting to hear from people who saw the meteor of Dec. 17th. Jack Watts and myself were fox hunting that night about two miles northeast of Amazonia Mo. That meteor came from the east going west. That meteor really lit the countryside up. It was a blueish white light. To us it was a pretty sight. There was the dogs within 50 yds of that fox coming across a blue grass pasture and we shot that fox by the light of the meteor.
Very truly yours,
Cecil Templeton

Letter to W.S. Houston, Misc files, Arizona State University
From „A Brief History of Meteroite Falls“ edited by Regine Petersen (Textem Verlag, Hamburg 2014)


Die fünfzigste Ausstellung bei JO VAN LOO setzt sich weitestgehend mit dem Begriff des Kosmos’ auseinander. Gezeigt werden fünf Positionen von Künstlern der Galerie.
So richtet beispielsweise Martin Fengel seinen Blick als Fremder während einer Reise durch Japan auf das immer wiederkehrende Motiv des Globus.
Lorenz Straßl beschäftigt sich mit der Thematik auf die für ihn bezeichnende installative bzw. skulpturale Art und Weise, bei der gefundene Objekte aus ihrer ursprünglichen Bedeutung herausgelöst und in völlig neuen Kontext gebracht werden.
Paul Kranzler (A) und Andrew Phelps (A/USA) verbrachten 2015 viele Wochen in und um die Kleinstadt Green Bank, West Virgina und das Green Bank Observatory, um diese einzigartige Gemeinschaft von Wissenschaftlern, elektromagnetischen Hypersensitiven und lokalen Familien zu dokumentieren, die ihren Lebensunterhalt mit der Bärenjagd und der Sirupernte verdienen. Das daraus resultierende Buch THE DRAKE EQUATION, 2018 bei Fountain Books Berlin erschienen, zeigt eine natürliche Landschaft, durchsetzt mit grotesk aussehenden, riesigen Teleskopen. Und es zeigt Menschen, in deren Körper und Einstellungen sich das Leben in der Green Bank "Pocahontas Valley" widerspiegelt.
Die Arbeiten der in Berlin lebenden Künstlerin Nigin Beck bewegen sich in einem Kosmos der Auseinandersetzung mit ihrer deutsch-iranischen Identität und der Rückbesinnung auf die eigenen Wurzeln. So entstehen in ihrer Praxis Objekte und Artefakte sowie fotografische Arbeiten, die Erinnerungen an Rituale und Gegenstände aus der Kindheit umsetzen, welche Schmerz genauso wie kindlichen Humor umfassen.
Das suggestiv-poetische Werk der Künstlerin Regine Petersen umfasst Begriffe wie Zeit, Geschichte, Erinnerung und Mythos. Durch die minimalistische Reduktion ihrer Bildsprache und dem Verweben unterschiedlicher Narrationselemente entsteht Raum für philosophische Fragen über die menschliche Existenz.