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Katie Paterson at Exhibition Road Show
Campo del Cielo, Field of Sky
July 28 - Aug 5, 2012
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Katie Paterson’s work offers a unique blend of art and science, and an expanded sense of reality, beyond the purely visible. For Road Show, Paterson has taken a meteorite that has been travelling through space and time for 4.5 billion years, cast it, melted it and then re-cast it back into “a new version of itself.” The new space and time altered meteorite will be placed on Exhibition Road where people will be encouraged to explore the cosmic rock. The iron meteorite was found in the Formosa province of Argentina, in the Campo del Cielo strewn field, and was buried twelve feet below the earth for 5,600 years.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, home to the world’s leading institutions in science, natural history, art, and music, presents three major new art commissions for Exhibition ROAD SHOW, a nine day festival taking place from 28 July – 5 August. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, through its event producer, DREAM has commissioned three major new contemporary art works for Exhibition ROAD SHOW. The commissions will populate the road for nine days, alongside the live music acts, pop-up ballrooms, dance and circus extravaganzas, large-scale vintage board games, glamorous fashion outings and Eat St food stalls that make up Exhibition ROAD SHOW. From a meteorite that is over 4.5 million years old, to a living sculpture populated by bees, and a bird’s eye view commentary, examining the public from afar, each artwork investigates a unique aspect of the natural world.

Katie Paterson: ‘Campo del Cielo, Field of Sky’ Katie Paterson’s work offers a unique blend of art and science, and an expanded sense of reality, beyond the purely visible. For Road Show, Paterson has taken a meteorite that has been travelling through space and time for 4.5 billion years, cast it, melted it and then re-cast it back into “a new version of itself.” The new space and time altered meteorite will be placed on Exhibition Road where people will be encouraged to explore the cosmic rock. The iron meteorite was found in the Formosa province of Argentina, in the Campo del Cielo strewn field, and was buried twelve feet below the earth for 5,600 years.

More details about the artists commissions on the pdf attached, and information about the Festival here: www.exhibitionroadshow.co.uk

View a short film about 'Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky' here:

https://vimeo.com/46536435