UNDER THE DOME | work in progress
The meteorite «Chelyabinsk» that fallen to Earth on February 15, 2013 was named by astronomers as a historical event — the largest meteorite after the Tunguska phenomenon (1908) and, undoubtedly, the most documented, considering the number of video and photographic evidence that remained after the incident. These numerous visual documents have extended their influence not only to the scientific sphere. Pilgrimages to the lake Chebarkul, where the largest fragment of the meteorite fallen, thematic exhibitions and messages sent to space, the opening of a commemorative stele, the festival of fireworks, chocolate candies and shopping stalls named after the heavenly stone filled the local mythology and media environment. However, what trace is able to preserve the geographic landscape directly, after the splinter of the universe struck a seemingly safe dome of the planet that protected from contact with a dark block of timeless space?