Cornelia Parker commissioned by the British Library to respond to the legacy of the Magna Carta in the digital era

Cornelia Parker has been commissioned by the British Library to respond to the legacy of Magna Carta in the digital era. At almost 13 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, Magna Carta (An Embroidery) will replicate the Magna Carta’s Wikipedia article as it appeared in its entirety on the 799th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2014.

The embroidery will be unveiled in a free exhibition in the British Library’s front hall on 15 May 2015 and will remain on display until 24 July 2015. To read more about this commission  click here.

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]; Truth or Consequences (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas) [SOLD OUT]

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings.

Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

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