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



Ideas, Katie Paterson, Edinburgh University Kings Building Campus

What time is it on Venus? What will be read by unborn people? Is it possible to plant a forest using saplings from the oldest tree on earth? Can we make ink to be read only under moonlight? Katie Paterson’s Ideas pose questions about deep time, and the limit of what is real and what is imagined. In the largest site responsive presentation of the work to date, one hundred existing and newly created Ideas have been brought together and installed across selected locations at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. The Ideas are located across an array of buildings (both outside and in), as well as in gardens, grounds and hidden and unexpected places, at varying levels, high and low. Each short text concerns the landscape, the universe, or an expanded sense of earthly and geological time. Ideas is a permanent commissioned by the University of Edinburgh’s College of Science and Engineering, and is open to visit daily.

Hayward Winter Light

Katie Paterson at Hayward Gallery, Winter Light

Katie Paterson’s artworks often reveal the beauty and poetry in the natural phenomena of our planet and beyond. For Totality she has created a large mirrorball using over 10,000 images of solar eclipses, each image printed as a single mirrored fragment. The images depict the many states of eclipse – from partial to total – while their corresponding reflections dance across the walls of the surrounding space.

Ingleby Billboard

Katie Paterson has created the 30th and final work for Ingleby Gallery’s public art project Billboard for Edinburgh.

Paterson’s billboard image is one of her Ideas sentences. These are short haiku-like statements reveal some of Paterson’s most exciting and seemingly impossible ideas. Paterson has gone on to realise a number of these poetic phrases as physical artworks. What gradually becomes clear with Paterson’s work is that the distance between the realised and the unrealisable is not to be relied upon.