05 September 2014
Katie Paterson, Bjorvika and Situations announce Margaret Atwood as the first writer to contribute to Future Library
The prizewinning author, poet, essayist, literary critic and environmentalist Margaret Atwood (CA) has been named as the first writer to contribute to Future Library. Future Library is a new public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that will unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway. Margaret Atwood has begun writing the first text that will be handed over at a special event held in May 2015.
07 June 2014
Future Library – a major new 100-year public artwork by Katie Paterson – launches in Oslo
Future Library is a new public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway.
A thousand trees have been planted in Normarka, a forest just outside Oslo. It will be 100 years before the trees are cut down to provide the paper for an anthology of books – a Future Library for the city of Oslo – read for the first time in 2114.
As Katie Paterson prepares the forest, she is selecting authors along with an editorial panel including the Booker Prize’s Ion Trewin and former Director of Oslo City Library Liv Sæteren. Every year from 2014 to 2114, a writer will be commissioned to contribute a new text to a growing collection of unpublished, unread manuscripts held in trust in a specially designed room in the new Deichmanske Public Library in Bjøorvika until their publication in 2114.
The first writer to contribute a text for Future Library will be announced in September 2014, with the handover of the first manuscript marked by a special event a year later.
Katie Paterson has also created a limited edition artwork – a certificate that entitles the owner to one complete set of the texts printed on the paper made from the trees after they are fully grown and cut down in 2114.
27 January 2014
Katie Paterson has won the Visual Arts prize at the 2014
South Bank Sky Arts Award
Katie Paterson has been awarded the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the Visual Arts category. Nominated alongside Sarah Lucas and Michael Landy, the prize was awarded on 27 January 2014 and broadcast on Sky Arts on 30 January. Paterson was nominated for her exhibition at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and her participation in Tipping Point at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
20 September 2013
Katie Paterson's artwork 'Second Moon' is now live, accompanied by an interactive App
'Second Moon' is an artwork by Katie Paterson that tracks
the cyclical journey of a fragment of the Moon as it circles
the Earth, via airfreight courier, on a man-made commercial orbit. 'Second Moon' was launched in September 2013 from
the British Science Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, on a
year-long airfreight journey finishing September 2014.
'Second Moon' orbits in an anti-clockwise direction across
the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Travelling at approximately twice the speed of our Moon, 'Second Moon'
will orbit the Earth 30 times in one year. Using the 'Second
Moon' App, 'Second Moon' can be tracked in real time and visualised in relation to your location, the Moon’s location
and the orbits of the other planets in our solar system.
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