This illustrated monograph with critical texts vy Nicolas Bourriaud, Lisa Le Feuvre, Mary Jane Jacob and Lars Bang Larsen, illuminates the innovative range and conceptual clarity of an incredible artistic output.
Katie Paterson has broadcast the sounds of a melting glacier live to a visitors in an art gallery, mapped all the dead stars, compiled a slide archive of darkness from the depths of the universe, created a light bulb to simulate the experience of moonlight, and planted a forest to grow a book. Eliciting feelings of humility, wonder and melancholy akin to the experience of the Romantic sublime, Paterson's work is at once understated in gesture and yet monumental in scope.
Katie Paterson (born 1981) is widely regarded as one of the leading artists of her generation. Collaborating with scientists and researchers across the world, Paterson’s projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change. Her artworks make use of sophisticated technologies and specialist expertise to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and their natural environment. Combining a Romantic sensibility with a research-based approach, conceptual rigor and coolly minimalist presentation, her work collapses the distance between the viewer and the most distant edges of time and the cosmos.
Published by Locus+ and Kerber Verlag
Edited by Jonty Tarbuck / Jon Bewley
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio
Cloth bound hardback, 256 pp, 289 colour illustrations
£35 (plus shipping)
Out of Print