Sara MacLean’s art practice flows from, through, and to the body. Working with embodied camera techniques alongside darkroom experiments, sculpture and set design, she creates subtly choreographed spaces that offer a physical encounter with her time-based media projections.
The work develops from observations of multiple and individual bodies in movement: from everyday quotidian actions to embodied responses to crisis. She enacts the impossibility of stillness, and considers the porous, slippery boundaries between our bodies, our surroundings, and each other. Dance, gesture, and material practice intermingle in an exploration of our shared physical experience in space and time.
Sara’s film and installation work has been exhibited at: International Film Festival Rotterdam; Anthology Film Archives; Exis Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, amongst others.
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above and below: CHROMO3. Two channel video (performance documentation). 2013.
above and next four images: CHROMO3. Two channel video (stills). 2013.
CHROMO1. Two channel film loop performance (stills). 2012.
above and below: If I Could Turn Back Time. Site specific installation (documentation). Upper Economy, Nova Scotia. Wood, rope, rocks, fire. 2012.
Trouble Leaving. 35mm dual slideshow performance (stills). 2011.
above and below: Always Moving Slowly Moving. Installation (documentation, still). 16mm film on HD video loop with cedar platform. 10 minutes. 2012.