Contemporary fine artist based in North East Scotland

Kate
Steenhauer

Featured Work

painting music

Painting Music

Live Production

In the bell

In the Bell

Live Production

Hedda

Hedda

Live Production

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On the Runway

On the Runway captures the fashion industry through drawings, models’ voices, music, and highly detailed imagery of Dame Zandra Rhodes‘ bold prints and colourful patterns from the exhibition 50 Years of Fabulous.

Current and Upcoming Events

Creative AI Music & Audio Pilot Project

22 Nov 2023– 22 April 2024

PAINTING MUSIC is a company comprised of artist & filmmaker Kate Steenhauer and artificial intelligence (AI) developers Dr Starkey and Jack Caven. The team explores how cutting-edge AI techniques can facilitate multifaceted relationships between music and visual art.

PAINTING MUSIC is engaged with the Creative AI Music & Audio Pilot Project Programme that is part of the Creative Informatics, which aims to bring world-class creative industries and tech sector together, utilising innovative data-driven technologies to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.

VAS RSA: In the bell - Annie

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

16 Feb – 13 March 2024

A 20-minute film screening; In the bell  – Annie is a fusion of live art, music, poetry and spoken word, wherein Annie ‘finally’ shaves off her beard, initially acting as a shield against transphobia and allowing her some limited privilege of the patriarchy.

VAS RSA: On the runway

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

16 Feb – 13 March 2024

On the runway captures the fashion industry through drawings, models’ voices, music, and highly detailed imagery of Dame Zandra Rhodes‘ bold prints and colourful patterns from the exhibition 50 Years of Fabulous.

Creative Scotland Award 2023

The Landscape of Intelligence

This limited-edition artist book binds together a set of multi-layered prints based on drawings of machinery, punch cards, neural networks and handwritten quotes from Ada Lovelace and her mother Annabella Byron using etching and screen-printing techniques. Nearly 200 hundred years ago, and a century before the invention of the computer, she discusses, a machine that could make music. This book is being created in collaboration with Painting Music Limited.

Projects In Depth

Latest Productions

The landscape of intelligence

The landscape of intelligence

The Landscape of Intelligence is a limited-edition artist book with audio-visual display that pays tribute to the computer pioneer and mathematician Ada Lovelace.   This limited-edition artist book binds together a set of multi-layered prints based on drawings of...

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Tatties & typhoid ham

Tatties & typhoid ham

Tatties and Typhoid Ham is a fusion of live evolving visual art, music, poetry and spoken word, wherein three women born and bred in Aberdeen share their thoughts and experiences on being in lockdown during the typhoid outbreak in 1964 and their concurrent situation during the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak.

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The making of a feminist

The making of a feminist

The making of a feminist is inspired by the complex entanglement of human and computer 'intelligence' in a time of crisis, in collaboration with Improviser Maria Sappho and Prof. Dubravka Pokrajac based at the University of Aberdeen. ’Invisible Women’, a book by...

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