Katie Paterson, ‘Ideas (The sound of the universe carved into a dot)’, 2014, Mixed Media, Microwaterjet-cut Sterling silver, Parafin
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Katie Paterson

Ideas (The sound of the universe carved into a dot), 2014

Microwaterjet-cut Sterling silver
4 7/10 × 11 × 1/10 in
12 × 28 × 0.3 cm
On loan
Location
London
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Katie Paterson
Scottish, b. 1981
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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.

Katie Paterson, ‘Ideas (The sound of the universe carved into a dot)’, 2014, Mixed Media, Microwaterjet-cut Sterling silver, Parafin
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Katie Paterson
Scottish, b. 1981
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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.

Katie Paterson

Ideas (The sound of the universe carved into a dot), 2014

Microwaterjet-cut Sterling silver
4 7/10 × 11 × 1/10 in
12 × 28 × 0.3 cm
On loan
Location
London
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