Sabina Jacobsson

Sabina Jacobsson

Sabina Jacobsson is a film, photo, and installation artist.

She graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim Norway 2000. Jacobsson has had several exhibitions/screenings in Norway and abroad. She works with videodesign for dance and theater performances and she is a lecturer at different schools in Oslo Norway. Sabina Jacobsson received Guaranteed Income for Artists from the Norwegian Government in 2012. During Trøndelag exhibition in 2016, she recieved the honorable title NTNU artist 2016/2017.

The main content of my work reflects cultural affiliation and social structures in settings of social institutions, roles, status positions, and relations between groups and individuals that regulates social patterns of behavior. I stage-manage narratives (stories/tales) about cultural solidarity/togetherness along with political issues through for instance video installations both within and outside public spaces. Through several projects of artistic collaborations, I have been given the opportunity to work with different expressions, on stage as well as in gallery spaces, which has resulted in/contributed to my multifaceted expression.

The Collectors

HD Video / 17:37 min / 2016

This is a shortfilm project based on paintings by David Hockney in the period 1965-1972. The film also touches his theories on the secret knowledge of our old masters from his book in 2001, 2006. “Rediscovering the Lost Techinques of the Old Masters».

The Confrontation

HD Video / 15:00 min / 2014

In «The Confrontation» Jacobsson plays with one of the episodes from David Lynch’s TV-series Hotel Room (1993). The severe plot and the fundamental consequences of the main character’s reactions, is being served to us with laughter accompanied by experimental sound and music. A third out in the video the lover’s former lover, Marius, lies on the hotel bed of the main character and reads aloud from Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae. This reference enlightens the artwork’s theme as well as the artist’s method. Through personal studies of other artist’s works, Sabina Jacobsson presents an image on our own ability and will to exclude our fellow humans. The art work’s theme exceeds an interpersonal level when the drama is set in a homosexual context and we sense the contours of systemized exclusion.
(Extract from a text by Eva Løveid Mølster – Art Philosopher)