Love Letter to a space rock is an artistic approach to a scientific dialogue on research about meteoritic in Mexico. A series of art pieces, audiovisuals, photographs and text, are used to create a declaration of love to the Allende meteorite stone, found in 1969 in Mexico. Conceived as a multimedia art installation, this project aims to use tools of contemporary art to present important information about meteoritic science and the importance of Mexican meteorites for world science. Designed for non-specialists in science, love letter to a space rock features a multimedia exhibition, lectures, and workshops around the topic, with the aim of bringing the audience to scientific knowledge through unconventional artistic dynamics.
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Cintia Durán, Director, Tlaloque
Cintia Durán is Manager in subjects of image and science. She has a degree in Audiovisual Media by the Center for Audiovisual Art and participated in various workshops specializing in art, programming and science. She is the co-founder of Generador a platform on education and research of technology and contemporary art. Within Generator, she develops and works as a teacher and coordinator of the 1×1, FGfest and Tlaloque projects. Her photographic and artwork has been exhibited in different states of the Mexican Republic and abroad. She has presented papers on the use of art and photography for science dissemination within the International Astronautical Congress 2016 and 2018 (IAC) and CAP Conference Communicating Astronomy with de public 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan. During 2018 she was a FONCA Young Creators fellow, carrying out an investigation on the climate and meteorological behavior of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, and is currently conducting research for the creation of a visual archive on meteorite collections in Mexico.