Steffie Van Cauter, teacher

Steffie Van Cauter (De Klinge, °1982) studied 3D/MM at KASK. Her work spans various media: drawing, music, animation film, installation, performance and writing.  

Her final work - a combination of animation film and performance - was awarded the prize for best actress at the SKENA UP festival for film and theatre in Prishtina (Kosovo) (2005), and received the prize for Young Theatre at Theater Aan Zee in Ostend (2006).  

Subsequently, she received support from the VAF to realise several projects playing with the boundary of animation film, installation and performance, including 'Die Fliege fliegt und stürzt verrückt' and '366 Dagboekfilms'.  

Alongside her studies, she attended various programmes and workshops for accordion and singing, among others. In 2016, she recorded the solo album 'Honger', supervised by bandleader and composer Peter Vermeersch. Her graphic work included the book ‘Thuis, en niet elders’.  

Van Cauter is fascinated by the different phases of a creative process, and in particular that phase where the maker is searching, knows nothing, and can only grope blindly for where the work is leading itself.  

Since 2011, she has been a visiting professor at KASK & Conservatorium, where she diligently guides new students in their first projects in the artistic field of animation film.