Katie Paterson


Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1981, Katie Paterson now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She completed an undergraduate degree at Edinburgh College of Art and a master’s at Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. Her work has been included in major exhibits at the Tate Britain in London, England, the Kunsthalle Wien in Austria, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, Australia, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Expo solo


Earth-Moon-Earth, 2007, installation sonore.

With Earth-Moon-Earth, Paterson employs old Earth-Moon-Earth radio communications technology to send the score of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata from the Earth to the Moon. The lunar surface reflects the waves incompletely, absorbing some fragments into its shadows, losing others in its craters, and leaving still others to drift through space forever. Back on Earth, the Romantic piece is translated into a new, altered composition, the disparities and gaps becoming intervals and rests for silent contemplation, interrupting the now nearly unrecognizable melody.

Portrait de l’artiste: James Bennet
Image de l’oeuvre: Earth Moon Earth, Kathryn Faulkner, 2007

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Katie Paterson
Allemagne, Berlin