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Across the course of a year, artist Katie Paterson tracked the journey of a small segment of the Moon as it circled the Earth, via air freight courier. It launched in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and continued to orbit the earth until August last year, during which time its path could be visualised through a free app that tracked the Moon’s location in relation to the user’s location.

The commission, entitled Second Moon, has now been completed and Paterson is traveling to the Fine Art Department at Newcastle University to talk about the epic project. Second Moon was Paterson’s most ambitious project, seeing her crystallise her interests in natural phenomena and our engagement with these objects into a project that was both intimate and immense. The talk will see her reflecting on the year-long work and what might be next for her, as well as giving the audience the chance to ask her about the thought processes behind Second Moon.

Katie Paterson will speak at Newcastle University on Wednesday 25th February.

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