Bark life: Katie Paterson in her Berlin studio. Photo: Oliver Mark.
Katie Paterson and her fiancé, fellow artist Martin John Callanan, live in the increasingly trendy Kreuzberg area of Berlin. Their studio is above their apartment, which they share with their two cats, Missy and Toro.
'It is my first studio,' says Paterson proudly. 'I somehow got it in my head that because of the work I do I did not need a studio, but when I got one I thought: this is brilliant.' It is sparsely furnished: a comfy sofa and long workbench with the ubiquitous large Apple Mac computer in central position. On one wall is a prototype of a timepiece. The work, currently installed in Edinburgh, shows the times on five planets, accurate, says Paterson, to three digital points.