About Me

 

 

I am a cross media artist, working in the fields of video, photography, installation and new media. My work is based on an ongoing research about the essence of the visual image and our perception of it.

Next to my artistic practice, I work as a freelance photographer and I am available for commissions.

Merken

 About Me

 

 

I am a cross media artist, working in the fields of video, photography, installation and new media. My work is based on an ongoing research about the essence of the visual image and our perception of it.

Next to my artistic practice, I work as a freelance photographer and I am available for commissions.

Merken

 About Me

 

 

I am a cross media artist, working in the fields of video, photography, installation and new media. My work is based on an ongoing research about the essence of the visual image and our perception of it.

Next to my artistic practice, I work as a freelance photographer and I am available for commissions.

Merken

Sarah Janssen
Artist statement

 

In my work I combine imaging techniques such as photography and video to explore our visual perception. What is the essence of an image? How do we perceive objects, space and the world around us and what are the boundaries of perception? Based on these research questions, I create video installations, photographic series and other multimedia pieces. I take my inspiration from anything I come across – may it be in daily life, nature or film. However, my biggest source of inspiration is light. It fascinates me, that light determines how we perceive a scene or a space. In my work I often play with that fact in order to put our usual viewing habits on the proof. I strive to create balanced and concentrated pieces of work which invite the viewer to see differently.

BIOGRAPHY

 

* 1986 in Nordhorn, Germany
Based in Groningen, the Netherlands

 

2005-2009 | Art and Crossmedia Design

Bachelor studies, AKI Academy of Art & Design, Enschede, the Netherlands

 

2009-2011 | Interactive Media and Environments

Master studies, Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen, the Netherlands

 

 

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

 

Nomination for the George Verberg Scholarship 2011,
Member of the Groningen Talent Group 2012,
Winner of the Hendrik de Vries Stipend 2012,
Winner of the artist stipend 2013, Emsländische Landschaft e.V.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

 

raytracing, melklokaal, Heerenveen, NL, 2016
Binnar Festival de Artes, Vila Nova De Famalicão, Portugal, 2016
UMW Media Wall, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, USA, 2016
Städtische Galerie Papenburg, Forum Alte Werft, [solo], Papenburg, DE, 2015
Transfluxxion, Kunstschule Zinnober, Papenburg, DE, 2015
Incubarte 7, Espai d’Art Fotogràfic, Valencia, ES
Fonlad Festival 2015, Espaço Partícula, Coimbra, PT
Kunst im Kreishaus, [solo], Nordhorn, DE, 2015
De Lichtfabriek, Mmm, MOHR MOHR MOHR, Haarlem, NL, 2014
images from thin air, [solo], city centre of Groningen, NL, 2014
Koetshuis Mensinge, Roden, NL, 2013
Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL, 2013
Altes Rathaus, [solo], Neuenhaus, DE, 2013
Atelier Horneman, Ten Boer, NL, 2013
CBK Groningen, Groningen, NL, 2012
kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL, 2012
Freeze Festival, Leeuwarden, NL, 2012
Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, NL, 2012
EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrück, DE, 2011
Groninger Museum Studentensalon, Groningen, NL, 2011
[.BOX] / VisualContainer, Milan, IT, 2010
Streaming Festival, The Hague, NL, 2010
Forum Images, Groningen, NL, 2010
Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, NL, 2010
ArcheTime Festival, New York, USA, 2010
Planetart, Amsterdam, NL, 2010
Random Collision, Groningen, NL, 2009
Filmfestival Münster, Münster, DE, 2009
Twentse Welle, Enschede, NL, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

Canon Grand Prix halve finale, focus magazine 07-2017

Velvet Eyes, online magazine feature
Artwort, Il mondo raccontato attraverso i nuovi media, online article
Sarah Janßen, Künstlerstipendium 2013/2014, catalogue
use magazine, magazine, article
HOT 100, Virtueel Platform, catalogue
The Importance of Being Frank, Frank Mohr Institute, catalogue

Context Matters – Googlescape, Fresh & New(er), online feature

The art of randomized landscaping, Network Realism, online article

This is media art, EMAF Festival Osnabrück, catalogue
HOT 100, Virtueel Platform, catalogue
Jaarboek 08/09, AKI Academy of Art & Design, yearbook

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