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Artist Talk - Katie Paterson

  • The Pier Arts Centre 28-32 Victoria Street Stromness KW16 3AA (map)
Katie Paterson  First There Is a Mountain  - set of pails, 2019 © the artist

Katie Paterson First There Is a Mountain - set of pails, 2019 © the artist

Illustrated talk by the artist Katie Paterson on recent and ongoing projects including UK wide project First There is a Mountain.

Katie Paterson (born 1981, Scotland) 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 rigour and coolly minimalist presentation, her work collapses the distance between the viewer and the most distant edges of time and the cosmos.