CARBON 12

4 May – 16 Sept 2012

CARBON 12, Cape Farewell’s new exhibition opens at Espace Foundation EDF, Paris on 3rd May, with work focusing on the vital exchange between artists and scientists. The exhibition encompasses biodiversity, atmospherics and oceanography – earth, wind and sea. Five artists who have worked with climate scientists exhibit their artworks alongside the scientific enquiry.

Fine artist Annie Cattrell was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. Currently a tutor at the Royal College of Art, Annie has lectured in many art colleges in the UK including Edinburgh School of Art, Central St Martins, University of Gloucester. She is a Senior Research Fellow in Sculpture at De Montfort University in Leicester and recently completed a residency and solo exhibition at the Pier Centre, Orkney. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Her work is owned by The Wellcome Trust, Glasgow Art Galleries, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Art Centre and is displayed in many private collections. In 2008 Cattrell completed two major commissions at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail and in the award-winning Biochemistry Department at Oxford University. She was joint winner of the 2008 Bombay Sapphire prize.

David Buckland is a designer, artist and filmmaker, and Director of Cape Farewell in London. His lens-based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Getty Collection, Los Angeles amongst others.

Erika Blumenfeld is an internationally exhibiting artist and Guggenheim Fellow based in Boston. In January of 2009, Blumenfeld was artist-in-residence of ITASC (Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation) and SANAP (South African National Antarctic Program) in Antarctica.
Blumenfeld’s work is in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Lannan Foundation, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, The Polaroid Collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of Texas.

Exhibition

Featuring artists Erika Blumenfeld, David Buckland, Annie Cattrell, HeHe and Lucy + Jorge Orta

4 May – 16 Sept 2012

Espace Fondation EDF
6 Rue Récamier
75007 Paris, France
+ fondation.edf.com

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nick studying a sea slug

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Inge Thomson

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See the 2013 Expedition site

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Book launch 20 August 2013 at Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

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Compass Hill, Canna. Photo by Hanna Tuulikki

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