Katie Paterson (born 1981 in Scotland) is one the leading artists of her generation. In collaboration with researchers from all over the world, she creates works that contemplate our existence on Earth in the context of geological time and change. Her artworks employ sophisticated technologies and specialist expertise in order to create intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and the natural environment. By combining a Romantic sensibility with a research-based approach, conceptual rigour and minimalist detachment, she collapses the distance between the viewer and the most distant regions of time and the cosmos. She is known for works that, among other things, involve the direct transmission of the sound of a melting glacier, the mapping of all the dead stars in the Universe, and a specially-developed light bulb that simulates moonlight. She is particularly known for her collaboration with the Deichman Library in Bjørvika on the unique Future Library project, which started in 2014 and will end a century later.
This exhibition presents a wide selection of Katie Paterson’s earlier works, the film Future Library, and three new works produced specifically for the exhibition.
Katie Paterson has exhibited at Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition at Galleri F 15 is her first in Norway.