inderwelt, 2021-2022, convex oval mirror made from a piece of the Campo del Cielo meteorite, archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, photographs taken of 19th century fairyfly (Mymaridae) microscope slides, triptych, 130 x 320 cm

The Campo del Cielo (Sky Field) meteorite is 4.5 billion years old, i.e. it came into existence at the same time as the solar system. It fell to Earth 4-6,000 years ago. Fairyflies are the smallest insects in the world and are imperceptible to the eye. Their size ranges between 0.15 and 1 mm, they weigh 0.02-0.03 milligrams. The total weight of their nervous system is one millionth of a gram. They rotate their hairy wings 400 times a second. They conceal their eggs amidst the eggs of other, host insects and inside plants. Fairyflies have lived on Earth for more than a hundred million years and their lifespan is generally 1-2 days.


inderwelt, 2021-2022, detail



inderwelt, 2021-2022, detail