TO BURN, FOREST, FIRE

Katie Paterson (Edinbourgh)

free entrance

Köşk

25.10. 17:00 – 18:00

27.10. 17:00 – 18:00

02.11. 17:00 – 18:00

03.11. 17:00 – 18:00

04.11. 17:00 – 18:00

  • Rollstuhlgerecht, eingeschränkt

TO BURN, FOREST, FIRE explores the scent of the first-ever forest on earth, and the scent of the last forest of the age of the climate crisis through the creation of bespoke incense sticks. Using scent to explore these forests, the artwork employs the senses to cultivate an intimate, intuitive experience that aims to transport participants through time as a reminder of the increasing levels of extinction caused by humanity. Collaborating with scientists and researchers across the world, Katie 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.

Incense ceremony  

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Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson 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 re-search-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. Katie Paterson has broadcast the sounds of a melting glacier live, mapped all the dead stars, compiled a slide archive of darkness from the depths of the Universe, created a light bulb to simulate the experience of moonlight, and sent a recast meteorite back into space. Eliciting feelings of humility, wonder and melancholy akin to the experience of the Romantic sublime, Paterson’s work is at once understated in gesture and yet monumental in scope. Katie Paterson has exhibited internationally, from London to New York, Berlin to Seoul, and her works have been included in major exhibitions including The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Turner Contemporary, Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain, Kunsthalle Wien, MCA Sydney, and Guggenheim Museumm New York. She was winner of the Visual Arts category of the South Bank Awards, and is an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University.

IHME Helsinki commission 2021