Sara Foerster

ARTWORK

LUMINOUS VANISHING
1-channel side projection, manipulated historic slides

The starting point for my artwork “Luminous Vanishing” were old slides that I found. These slides were photographed by a German couple traveling to Djerba and Tunis during the 1970s. During my stay in Houmt Souk, I started to modify the picture. physically and irreversible. I wanted to leave traces, erase memories, and look for what might be hidden in the material.

SEE DJERBA SITE Fondouk Batista

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

For SEE DJERBA, I was able to participate as an artist. During the week I was free to explore the new surrounding, meeting new people, and starting to work on my own project. The week I had (only the one before the festival) was too short for all the possibilities which were offered (talks, workshops, etc.). My intent was to realize a site-specific work in Djerba that reflects my impressions of exploring a new and unfamiliar space. During my stay I started a new way for me to work with the found photographic material, furthermore, it is my first work with a diascope.

In the past two years, I have had the opportunity to visit Tunisia several times, working there as an artist and exhibiting my artworks. With the exhibition project FLUX at the Goethe-Institute Tunis in 2015, I learned how energetic and positive co-operation with Tunisians can be. My intent was to discover a place with my artistic view, to implement it in my work and to present it in the public space.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Bremen (de)| REGARDING: BUNKERS
2017 | Brest(fr) | DOUBLE BANDE |
2017 | Bremen (de) | a href=”https://www.facebook.com/DialogicResearch/”>DIALOGIC RESEARCH¬†|
2016 | Bremen (de) | ARTIST AS INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS
2015 | Hildesheim (de) | LICHTUNGEN
2015 | Tunis (tn) | FLUX

DEVELOPEMENT

Since 2012 | Bremen (de) | University of the Arts | Studies of Fine Arts
2006-2009 | Marburg (de) | Apprenticeship as a Photographer
CV

LINKS

sarafoerster.de

PHOTOS

Sara Foerster