A place that exists only in moonlight

A place that exists only in moonlight


A place that exists only in moonlight is a book which contains a series of artworks to exist in the imagination. Comprising over one hundred short texts, each concerns the landscape, the universe, or an expanded sense of earthly and geological time. These poetic phrases take shape in the mind of whoever reads the words, and so become an expression of the idea itself.

Katie Paterson’s Ideas are thought-bombs that explode silently, enacting the vast dramas of the universe in the imagination. Like much of the artist’s work they are shot through with awe and a sense of loss, alongside a fascination with deep time in all its forms. They encompass radical realignments of space, time and matter, in proposals that render the fleeting permanent. James Attlee

The cover is printed with cosmic dust; a mixture of moondust, dust from Mars, shooting stars, ancient meteorites and asteroids.

Published by Kerber Verlag in 2019. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

ISBN 978-3-7356-0503-0