Katie Paterson : In Another Time is currently on show at the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre until 22nd June. Her work is a response to the world around us. She combines her own art practice with the world of science to produce thoughtful and reflective pieces Works in the Mead Gallery include letters of condolence for the death of stars, an archive of darkness from throughout the universe, and light bulbs specially created to stimulate moonlight.
On entering the show we were met with a piano playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonarta, opposite a single light bulb eluminating the dark. This music has been translated into Morse code and beemed to the moon and back. There are slight delays now and then which are created when the signal hits the surface of the Moon. Her work is the result of research and collaboration with scientific experts.
Light Bulb to Stimulate Moonlight is an installation that consisits of a lifetime of incandesant bulbs designed to stimulate Moonlight. Mounted on the wall are 289 bulbs . Each bulb is meant to burn 2,000 hours and an average life time.
Her work is thoughtful and reflective. It has been described as "strangely intimate and inherently romantic" and is concerned "with the origins of time and space which is both understated and monumental". I particuarly liked her recording of the glaciers. In 2007 she had set up a hydrophone in a glacial lake to record melting glaciers. For a period of time people were innvited to telephone the above number to listen to what was happening under the water. This exhibition allows us to listen to a recoding of the event.
Noises from the galciers were presssed onto ice records, melted and then refrozen. She finished the work by playing the ice records simultaneously for the two hours it took for them to melt.
There is another opportunity to see more of her work at Kettles Yard Gallery & St Peter's Church, Cambridge. Exhibition runs untill 23 June 2013.
For more infomation on Katie's work see
Burning Ice by David Buckland
"Art designed to Melt the Cold Heart of Denial"
The Cape Farewell Project, named after the southernmost point of Greenland, was set up by David Buckland in 2000. His aim has been to raise awareness of climate change by bringing together artists, scientists, and educators The scientists have a story to tell. His hope is by working collaboratively with the scientists, artists might bring other perspectives, broadening the issue, thereby engaging the public in other ways. The project is widely acknowledged to be the most significant sustained artistic response to climate change anywhere in the world. Buckland believes this is not just a scientific issue but also a cultural responsibility.
A number of expeditions have visited the Arctic since the project began, and the project continues to build an extraordinary body of art work. Artists from all disciplines are invited to make work after visiting this unique location.
Bucklands work includes filming poignant words which are projected onto the ice as they sail past. See more on his web site www.bucklandart.com
Red Ice by Chris Wainwright
I love both these images for their apparent simplicity, and the direct powerful statement they convey. More infomation about Chris Wainwright can be found at www.capefarewell.com/people/arts/chris-wainwright.html
Standing Man, and Traversing the Egde by Anthony Gormley
Ice Man in front of Noorderlicht by Anthony Gormley
( from arts.guardian.co.uk/ )
One of my favourites by David Buckland.
A short film by Buckland of a pregnant woman projected onto the glacier. The video is accompanied by music by Robyn Hitchcock and KT Tunstall
It can be viewed on Vimeo Capefarewelllondon There Goes the Ice by Robyn Hitchcock and KT Tunstall
The Forum in Norwich played host to it's second Artist Book Fair this weekend. The sun shone through the glass roof into the light airy space, lifting spirits - spring finally arrived with summer on the way. The event was busy, and well supported by visitors who took their time to explore and engage with us, asking questions and giving intertesting feedback on the work. I found Norwich to be an incredibly friendly place, both in the Forum and in general when I did eventuallly pop out for a short break.
It was great to meet some familiar faces, and to make some new aquaintances.the Turn the Page team did a great job in both organising and generally being on hand to help out. The work on show was varied, and in general gave a good idea of the breadth of book art.
The Society Bookbinders gave demonstrations of traditional book binding skills. www.societyofbookbinders.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Marsden from South London is a textile designer who knits vibrant colourful books email@example.com www.madebymrsm.
Jean Mold Hart produces the most exquiste handmade papers and then creates bookis which have a brooding atmosphere. Her work has a wonderful texture, and I particuarly liked her book called Penelope, based on the ancient myth. This piece was linked to a series about the first World War.
Karen Apps setting up. The small bears proved to be very popular. Karen showed work alongside Janet Bradley and Margaret Cooter. Carolyn Trants work is in the background.
I catch a moment of sunshine as the event gets under way Friday morning