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  • Katie Paterson. Photo copyright Giorgia Polizzi. Future Library is commissioned by Bjorvika Utvikling


Sat 26 Jan 2019

3.30 - 4.30

£6 adult / £4 concessions. Book your tickets on Eventbrite here

Join artist Katie Paterson to explore the cosmos, colour, light and JMW Turner with writer James Attlee. Paterson will discuss her artwork and pairing with JMW Turner in a new exhibition at Turner Contemporary: A place that exists only in moonlight.

Katie Paterson (born 1981, Glasgow) collaborates with scientists and other experts – including geologists, perfumers and lighting engineers – to create artworks that delve into deep space and time, light and perception, geology and the material world. She has worked with NASA to determine the scent of Saturn’s moon and the European Space Agency to send a meteorite back to space. Her work is about our relationship as humans with the vastness and wonder of universe, our desire to know the unknown and see the unseen.

James Attlee is a writer based in the UK. His books include Guernica: Painting the End of the World (2017), Station to Station, (2015) shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight (2011) and Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey (2009). His digital fiction The Cartographer’s Confession won the New Media Writing Award 2017. He has worked in art publishing for over two decades, including 10 years at Tate Publishing in London. His journalism has appeared in The Independent, Frieze and London Review of Books, among other publications.