Baltimore
 
Maryland

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

I often take a multimedia approach, using sculptural objects, musical performance, video, and interactive electronic technologies to create immersive environments. These works investigate communal aspects of music creation, and give a renewed awareness of the body to the viewer. Musical thinking, which is at the same time gestural and architectonic, often holds a strong presence in my work. I use devices such as repetition, absurdity, and collaboration to filter in the physical rhythms and movements of the body created by the accumulation of footsteps, breaths, and heartbeats. These tools work together to place the viewer in the here and now, and create spaces to “just be”.

All work by Sara

Sara Dittrich
2016, 8" x 8" x 2" in., Polymer clay, acrylic paint, wire on panel
Sara Dittrich
2013, Performers, drumsticks, snare drum, Arduino, Arduino heart pulse sensor, electrical components.
Sara Dittrich
2015, 34’ x 28’ ft. , White and black construction paper, the accumulation of dust, dirt and movements over a 2 month period while installed in the artist’s live/work space
Sara Dittrich
2015, Artist's footsteps, 2 Arduino Fios, 2 Xbee modules, kickdrum, door lock actuator, Velostat step sensors, various electrical components
Sara Dittrich
2013, Variable, Wire, found double bass bridge, acoustic pickup, amplifier, speaker, ladder
Sara Dittrich
2012, 100" x 15" x 3", Bark-edged hickory, slip-cast porcelain, polyester string, brass tubing
Sara Dittrich
2012, 100" x 3" x 2.5", Soft maple, rosewood, piano wire
Sara Dittrich
2012, 120" x 20" x 2", Cherry, music wire, contact mic, amp, cords