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Katie Paterson - Future Library

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Ongoing collaboration with Artist Katie Paterson, documenting 'Future Library' in Oslo, Norway.

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This is one of my favourite collaborations with visionary artist Katie Paterson.
A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.

The texts will be held in a specially designed room in the New Public Deichmanske Library, Oslo. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.
'A forest in Norway is growing. In 100 years it will become an anthology of books.' Katie Paterson