Katie Paterson, ‘Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky (72,400g)’, 2014, Ingleby Gallery
Katie Paterson, ‘Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky (72,400g)’, 2014, Ingleby Gallery

A series of Campo del Cielo meteorites, which have travelled through space and time for over four and a half billion years, have been cast, melted, and then re-cast back into new versions of themselves, retaining their original form. They are newly formed yet still ancient meteorites, imbued with cosmic history. The iron, small rocks, metal and dust inside becomes reformed, and the layers of their cosmic lifespan - the warping of space and time, the billions of years of pressure and change, formation and erosion - become collapsed, transformed and renewed.

About Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson's conceptual, interdisciplinary practice combines a scientific, research-based approach with a clean minimalist presentation. Focusing on cosmology, ecology, and geology, Paterson's intimate works engage the viewer with monumental ideas of time and the cosmos, as in Vatnajökull (the sound of) (2007–08), a neon phone number that connected callers to sounds culled from a microphone submerged in the meltwater of an Icelandic glacier. For Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008), Paterson approached OSRAM, a manufacturer of daylight bulbs, to develop a bulb that emitted the quality of light of a full moon.

Scottish, b. 1981, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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