In 1789, Alessandro Malaspina set out on an expedition to measure variations in the force of gravity, thereby to determine the true figure of the world. One of his destinations was Doubtful Sound, but he failed to complete his test there. This book explores the idea of gravity; tension and attraction; our need to quantify the world to compensate for its uncertainty; the pull of doubt and the tug of ambition. In seeking to fathom the attraction of gravity, this book explores narratives that pull in multiple directions, from cellular biology to the origins of the universe.
Archival pigment prints on cotton rag, linen solander box, inlaid meteorite