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Katie Paterson

Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight, 2008

289 frosted colored halogen lightbulbs (28W, 4500 K), crate, and logbook
Edition 2/9
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
About the work
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Provenance
Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Dimensions vary with installation

Dimensions vary with installation

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© Katie Paterson Photo: Dimitris Skliris for Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai
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.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Guggenheim Museum
New York
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Dimensions vary with installation

Dimensions vary with installation

Medium
Installation
Image rights
© Katie Paterson Photo: Dimitris Skliris for Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai
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

Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight, 2008

289 frosted colored halogen lightbulbs (28W, 4500 K), crate, and logbook
Edition 2/9
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
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