Jupiter Artland

Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon)

17 July – 28 September 2014

Katie Paterson's first solo exhibition will be held at Ingleby Gallery alongside her first exhibition at Jupiter Artland, where she will present Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon)


Earth-Moon-Earth (E.M.E) is a form of radio transmission whereby messages are sent in Morse code from Earth, reflected from the surface of the moon, and then received back on Earth. The moon reflects only part of the information back – some is absorbed in the shadows, 'lost' amongst the surface of the moon. In this case, the transmission is of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. The returning code plays on a self-playing piano which mimics the interrupted signal and repeats the subtle flaws and changes absorbed in the transmission. 


Paterson's capturing of these interruptions and flaws is commonly featured in her practice, which includes a multi-disciplinary and conceptually driven process, often combining elements that are both romantic and scientific. The artist's interest in nature, ecology and cosmology will be brought to Jupiter Artland's 2014 opening celebrations where Second Moon, a fragment of the moon couriered around the earth for one year, will be delivered.

 
In January 2014, Paterson was announced as the recipient of the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Visual Art.

 

Part of GENERATION, a landmark series of exhibitions celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland.

 

Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm

Day ticket: Adult £8.50, Children (6–16) £4.50

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org

Jupiter Artland

Mick Peter: Popcorn Plaza

31 July – 28 September 2014

Mick Peter, Trademark Horizon (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the artist/SWG3/Galerie Crèvecoeu.

Glasgow-based artist Mick Peter will create a cement wall relief in the Steading Gallery, with freestanding modular cement forms strewn with enlarged ‘popcorn’ kernels. 


The modularity of this work is related to the importance of the interplay between simple geometric shapes in historical concrete public sculpture. The unpredictability of popcorn, meanwhile, represents both the ‘accidental’ sculptural nature of the eventual popped form and also some of the processes used in the modular components, namely the use of cast expanding polyurethane (a similarly unruly material). This surprising mixture of parts combines some of the forlorn nature of civic spaces of the past with some of the unruliness of the wild woodland and the natural environment at Jupiter Artland.

 

Part of GENERATION, a landmark series of exhibitions celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland.

 

Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm

Day ticket: Adult £8.50, Children (6–16) £4.50

Family and concession rates available (see Jupiter’s website for details)

 

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org

Jupiter Artland

Tessa Lynch: Raising

17 July – 28 September 2014

Tessa Lynch, Selfie (public sculpture) 2013, Courtesy of the Artist

For Jupiter Artland this summer, Tessa Lynch will respond to an ancient law which stated that if you could build a small cottage and have a fire lit in the hearth before sunset you could keep the land. To take advantage of this opportunity required support from the local community to achieve the build.

 
With this concept in mind, Lynch will create Raising, a jigsaw of parts that can be constructed by the artist and a team of volunteers to create a domain that will permit open conversation about the current restrictions on home planning, construction and development, set within the footprint of an average modern new-build. 


The reenactment of a barn raising, a popular form of home construction in medieval times, will culminate in a fire being lit within the sculptural set surrounded by the self constructed elements the artists and her team have constructed on the day. Each ‘enactment’ will be deconstructed and rebuilt throughout the duration of the exhibition. 

 

Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm

Day ticket: Adult £8.50, Children (6–16) £4.50

Family and concession rates available (see Jupiter’s website for details)

 

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org

Events

23 August 2014
Tessa Lynch: Artist Talk

2pm

Free with entry to Jupiter Artland. 


 

Festival bus to Jupiter Artland
1 August, 7 August, 8 August, 14 August, 15 August, 21 August, 22 August, 28 August, 29 August

Departs from West Register House, Charlotte Square at 10am

Returns from Jupiter Artland main gates to West register house at 3pm

Tickets £8.50, including entry to Jupiter Artland. Book now


Jupiter Artland

Jessica Harrison: Broken

31 July – 28 September 2014

Broken explores our bodily expectations of material and process, looking to how our tactile certainties of objects shape our perception of what is considered to be outside of the body and what is believed to be inside.


This exhibition showcases Jessica Harrison’s most recent Broken sculptures, where ready-made, found ceramics are reworked by the artist. The collection of sculptures clutter the space, transforming the gallery into a cabinet through which visitors can carefully wander amongst the unapologetically exposed fragile figurines.


The objects in this exhibition have already been broken by the artist herself; opened up, handled, explored and turned inside out. What should be hard is now soft, what should be brittle is flexible, what should be fragile is fleshy and what should be precious is broken. The Broken sculptures begin to unravel the complex relationship between the body and objects, questioning our knowledge of both. 

 

Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm

Day ticket: Adult £8.50, Children (6–16) £4.50

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org