Katie Paterson - Monograph Somerset House Studios Resident
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This is the first monograph dedicated to the work of award-winning British artist, Katie Paterson. Katie Paterson is a Somerset House Studios resident.
Covering 25 major innovative and expansive projects which include — a live broadcast of the sound of a melting glacier to the visitors of the art gallery; a map of all the dead stars; a slide archive of the darkness from the depths of the universe; a lightbulb to simulate the experience of moonlight; and a forest planted so that it can supply paper for an anthology of books in 100 years’ time.
Collaborating with leading scientists and researchers across the world, Paterson’s poetic and conceptual projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change. She makes use of technologies and specialist expertise to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and their environment.
This book combines lavish illustrations with critical texts from some of contemporary art’s most respected writers and curators — Nicolas Bourriaud, Lisa Le Feuvre, Mary Jane Jacob and Lars Bang Larsen.
About the Author
Katie has exhibited internationally, and her works have been included in major exhibitions such as Tate Britain, Hayward Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. She was winner of the Independent’s Creative 30 award ‘for Britain’s most creative young person’ and most recently the winner of the Visual Arts category of the 2014 South Bank Awards. Her Future Library work in Norway sees a forest growing to supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time, with commissioned authors including Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell.