Whitstable Biennale 2008Festival of Contemporary Visual Art
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Katie Paterson image
Katie Paterson image

Katie Paterson
Every Night About This Time

Katie Paterson image

Various venues and times

Every Night About This Time is a constellation of works, a concert of ideas that appear and disappear throughout the festival, in Whitstable and elsewhere in the world. A single black firework is set off under dark skies; a cosmologist points out stars that no longer exist; a streetlight in Whitstable flickers in time with lightning storms happening across the world; an atomic sized grain of sand is buried deep within the Sahara desert; a record player spins in synchronisation with the earth.

For full details, download the Timeline, or pick up a copy at the Whitstable Biennale Headquarters.

Katie would like to thank to everyone involved in the creation of Every Night About This Time: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Martin John Callanan; David Callanan; Ken Doyle; Kimbolton Fireworks; Professor Mike A Horton, Professor Neal Skipper and the team at London Centre of Nanotechnology; Professor Ofer Lahav, Perren Chair of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics, UCL; Turner Contemporary; Sue Jones, Nathan Thomas, Elizabeth Tophill, Chris Yates, and the Whitstable Biennale team; Luke Williams; Alea Lani Dawson Schechter and Tami Kauakea Winston; and all those who hosted a work.

Katie Paterson graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007 and has since exhibited in solo shows at Matthew Bown Gallery, Albion and Modern Art Oxford. Group exhibitions include Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Universal Code, Powerplant, Toronto, PERFORMA 09, New York, and Cage Mix, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. She has been awarded several prestigious prizes, and is currently John Florent Stone Fellow, Edinburgh College of Art.


Every Night About This Time is presented in collaboration with Turner Contemporary.