Sarah Bernauer

Sarah Bernauer

A main focus of Sarah Bernauer’s work lies on the social interaction with the Internet, in particular the influence of the Internet in the design of our individual reality.

Starting out from a language-based interest, Sarah Bernauer transfers her subjects into a wide variety of art forms such as sculpture, film, audio, print and photography (in other works, also performance) and combines them in spatial installations.

A central theme in Sarah Bernauer’s work is how the internet affects the design of our individual reality and social interactions. In this context, she has given a special attention to the various forms of dealing with language – spoken, written, but also in their manifestation as symbols and signs – and the resulting transformation processes between different cultural and temporal spaces.

Sarah Bernauer is currently based in Berlin. Her work has been shown in various institutions and galleries across Europe, most recently at the Austrian Cultural Forum London, Thames-side Gallery and Kunsthalle Basel.

Milky Ways

Video / 06:08 min / 2015

‘Milky Ways’ is a textual and pictorial collage that derives its content from various conversations with users from sex-dating-sites. This material has been sampled to an ambivalent play – or non-play – about how physical desire interacts with the disembodied region of virtual space.

The (Milky) Ways of flirting, arousing, seducing follows the algorithm of designed preferences, default channels of communication and user-generated identities. How to have sex with the Unknown?

Feeling Felt Episode 1: Are you real?

HD Video / 13:42 min / 2016

‘Feeling Felt’ is an ongoing investigation of the various forms of perception. Episode 1 (Are you real?) unites different statements about reality, dreams and virtuality to an ongoing 'stream of consciousness'.

Feeling Felt Episode 2: Close-up

HD Video / 13:09 min / 2016

“Feeling Felt” is an ongoing investigation of the various forms of perception. In Episode 2 (Close-up) the viewer inevitably becomes part of an intimate, otherwise not directly perceptible reality. Please view with headphones.