Margaret Atwood handed over the inaugural manuscript in a special ceremony in the Future Library forest, this May. Her piece is entitled ‘Scribbler Moon’.
Support for this 100-year long artwork has been given by the City of Oslo, who are working with the artist and Future Library Trust to ensure the protection of the forest and manuscripts until 2114.
Guiding the selection of authors is the Future Library Trust, whose founding trustees include the artist, Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton Simon Prosser, former Director of the Deichmanske Bibliotek Liv Sæteren, Publishing Director of Forlaget Press Håkon Harket, Editor in Chief of Oktober Press, Ingeri Engelstad, and Anne Beate Hovind, Bjørvika Utvikling's Project Manager for the Slow Space Programme.
Katie Paterson's 100-year-long project is one of four public artworks produced for Slow Space a programme of public artworks for Bjørvika Oslo's former container port, and commissioned by Bjørvika Utvikling.
Founded in Autumn 2013 Irrgrønn Productions is an Oslo based production company. Our projects are wide ranging moving between ‘art-led’ productions and explicitly commercial undertakings.
Irrgrønn is the Norwegian word for the greenish shade copper turns over time. The name was chosen as a reference to our Irish and Norwegian origins. It also reflects our attitude to our creative projects: we find projects we want to work on, collaborate with interesting and creative people, connect them to a wider audience, as copper begins as a shining, alluring substance, changes with time, and finally emerges with a more complex and interesting colour: Irrgrønn