Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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A new participatory artwork connecting the public to the world's mountain ranges will be touring the UK next year.

First There Is A Mountain, by Katie Paterson, will see the public invited to build mountains of sand across the coastlines and play out the world's natural geography against a series of tidal times.

Each bucket is a scale model of five of Earth's mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).

Katie Paterson says: "From early childhood we understand that sand marks time. First There is a Mountain builds upon this concept, making us aware of mountain rocks' erosion over millennia, rock shifting across Earth over continent's evolution, forming unique fingerprints of sand across our modern coastline. The artwork invites the public to slow down. To consider the interconnectedness of the world, its immensity conveyed in miniature. Connecting the archipelago via one water, one tide, one sand - carrying mountains of sand across time. The extraordinary existing in ordinary things, everywhere."

First There Is A Mountain will take place at Glenbrittle Brittle Beach on 21 July 2019.



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