Waitangi Lagoon/Courtenay Place B, November, Unconfirmed potential micrometeorite

Kay, Jonathan
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Jonathan Kay uses contemporary and historical photographic techniques to explore mythological, scientific and imaginative ways to access intangible or unrecordable landscapes.

This work is part of his photographic series ‘Nothing but Dust’. Tonnes of tiny micrometeorites or cosmic dust—some of the most ancient material in our solar system—lands on the surface of the Earth each year. To create this work, Kay swept Courtenay Place with a magnetic broom to collect this meteoric dust that falls around us every day. He then photographed his findings through a scanning electron microscope, magnifying them hugely, and attempting to bridge the disconnection between space imagery and our physical existence on Earth. This work was also part of a group exhibition in the Courtenay Place Park light boxes in 2016.

Jonathan Kay graduated from Massey University Wellington with a Bachelor of Photographic Design in 2010 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2013. Kay has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions in public and private galleries in New Zealand and the United States of America. Kay lives in Wellington, and lectures in Photography at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University. Kay is a member of Te Waituhi ā Nuku: Drawing Ecologies, a group of artists who collaborate on projects which raise environmental concerns.
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