Month: February 2022


Requiem, Katie Paterson at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 9th April – 11th June, 2022.

An exhibition by Katie Paterson at Ingleby Gallery brought together dust gathered from material dating from pre-solar times to those of the present.


Katie Paterson on TED: Why connecting to deep time matters to us all

Short-sightedness may be the greatest threat to humanity, says conceptual artist Katie Paterson, whose work engages with deep time – an idea that describes the history of the Earth over a time span of millions of years. In this lively talk, she takes us through her art – a telephone line connected to a melting glacier, maps of dying stars – and presents her latest project: the Future Library, a forested room holding unread manuscripts from famous authors, not to be published or read until the year 2114.

Vertigo, Julian Charrière and Katie Paterson

Vertigo, Julian Charrière and Katie Paterson
Galleri Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland, 18 December 2021–26 March 2022

“To have the work of Katie Paterson and Julian Charrière in the same space is a festival for the senses and imagination. Their work expands our minds and brings our thoughts into the most extreme dimensions. They work on the scale of geology, eternity, using elements from ancient fossils to radioactive measurements to astronomical observations.” Andri Snær Magnason


Katie Paterson in Kinfolk, Issue 40

Katie Paterson’s garage contains moon dust. It’s stored alongside offcuts from a mammoth’s thighbone and a collection of wood samples from 10, 000 different trees, each acquired in the name of art. In her work, Paterson poses searching existential questions in the form of poetic acts, whether that be setting up a live phone line to a melting glacier, sending a meteorite back into space or bouncing a recording of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata off the surface of the moon…

Bourriaud essay

Julian Charrière And Katie Paterson: Meteors And Metabolisms, by Nicolas Bourriaud
“Katie Paterson and Julian Charrière are currently exhibiting in parallel. In both of their oeuvres, human existence itself is not shown, but is instead resituated in its cosmic or geological position, represented in the general context of the biomass. And both, in their respective works, implement temporalities of great amplitude. Their works could thus belong to a neo-metaphysical movement in contemporary art, which will undoubtedly remain associated with the beginning of the twenty-first century in future accounts of the history of art. Because the essential question for the artists of our time is the meaning of their work in a world in danger.”