Katie Paterson Boasts a Participatory Art Project in the UK

 - May 6, 2019
References: katiepaterson.org & dezeen
A participatory art project will take place accross 25 high-profile beaches in the UK during the summer of 2019. Initiated by Fife-based visual artist Katie Paterson, the piece invites the public to build sand castles on the beach.

Dubbed 'There is a Mountain,' the creative endeavor features bioplastic buckets made from fermented plant starch that take on the shape of some of the most renowned mountains in the world — Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Shasta in the US, Mount Fiji in Asia, Stromboli in Europe and Uluru in Oceania. The coastal participatory art project will realize "micro-geologies" on the beach and will allow for strong community building. Progress from each location can be tracked via a dedicated website and social media.