Galerie Tschudi

Katie Paterson

Work by Katie Paterson

Biography

b. 1981, Glasgow (UK)

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Katie Paterson’s work maps various stages in the geological history of the earth, as well as the universe with its many suns and ancient darkness. Because our present remains the starting point and anchor of these explorations, the focus is not only on places distant in time and space, but above all on the path between here and there: Paterson’s works enable us to relate to events that took place billions of years ago somewhere in the universe, the melting of a glacier or the growth of forests. This results in changes of perspective and unusual scales that make the fragility of current life forms on earth tangible, without formulating catastrophe scenarios.

Selected Works

Work by Katie Paterson

1/19

Katie Paterson

History of Darkness, 2010 – ongoing

2200 unique slides of images of darkness from throughout the universe, handwritten with their distance from the earth in light years. This is the third boxed archive to have compiled
106.5 × 569 × 19 cm overall
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

2/19

Katie Paterson

Ara, 2016

Bespoke festoon lighting
Size variable
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

3/19

Katie Paterson

Fossil Necklace, 2013

170 hand-carved fossil beads
Work diagram, PDF
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

4/19

Katie Paterson

Endling, 2021

Mixed media in 100 pigments made from the pre-solar dust of 5 billion years ago to the ginkgo trees of Himakujumoko
97.5 × 97.5 cm
Work diagram, PDF
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

5/19

Katie Paterson

To Burn, Forest, Fire, 2021

Incense sticks
Commissioned by IHME Helsinki
Work diagram, PDF

Work by Katie Paterson

6/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A map of galaxies still to come), 2017

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11 × 15.9 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

7/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A lifetime of air extracted from ancient ice), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
10.7 × 20.6 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

8/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (Everthing once evaporated returned), 2017

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
10.9 × 21.3 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

9/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (The last sunset on earth slowed to eternity), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11 × 22.9 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

10/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (The oldest object enclosed within the newest), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
10.7 × 22.7 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

11/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A cairn built with rocks from the highest summits), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11.1 × 32.8 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

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Work by Katie Paterson

12/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (The tectonic plates of future earth drawn over its surface), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
10.7 × 28.3 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

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Work by Katie Paterson

13/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A live feed of two galaxies colliding), 2017

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11.3 × 19.3 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

14/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A fountain drawing water from each ocean’s deepest point)

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
32.5 × 11 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

15/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (Enough forests grown to print a 1:1 map of the earth), 2016

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11.3 × 27 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

16/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (A photograph of the earth exposed since time began), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11.1 × 32.8 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

17/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (One million years notated as rests), 2021

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
10.7 × 22.2 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

18/19

Katie Paterson

IDEAS – (All the shadows at this moment carved into the earth), 2015

Micro-waterjet-cut Sterling Silver
11 × 26.9 × 0.3 cm
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

Work by Katie Paterson

19/19

Katie Paterson

Future Library, 2014–2114

A forest in Norway is growing. In 100 years from now it will become an anthology of books. Every year a writer is contributing a text that will be held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. This certificate entitles the owner to one complete set of texts printed on the paper made from the trees after they are fully grown and cut down in 2114.
Double-sided foil block print
58 × 43 × 1.8 cm (framed)
Courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery

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