Terrestrial Ball is a small, spherical object made of the 94 elements
that occur naturally on earth. It is at once a tangible look at the
world we live in, a memento of our home and an object that relates in an
elementary way to every other object and substance that has ever been
made. Meteors – bits of other worlds that fall onto ours – are regularly
found on earth. Perhaps this earth ball will itself someday be found,
informing others of our existence.
Born in Liverpool in 1982, Kianoosh
Motallebi makes objects and installations that use science and
scientific principles as a context for exploring art and existentialist
questions about human existence. His works often define a larger context
inhabited by both the viewer and the work. This larger context creates a
space for challenging and exploring the interconnections between
humans’ everyday experience of their surroundings and the physical laws
that govern them.