|Artwork created during residency|
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Residency: June – July 2015
During my time at Sculpture Space I was able to gain resolution on work I had brought with me, prepare for an upcoming exhibition, and begin developing and experimenting with a new body of work. Philosopher Henri Lefebvre’s text, “Rhythmanalysis”, has inspired this new work as he writes, “He listens—and first to his body; he learns rhythm from it, in order consequently to appreciate external rhythms.” While at Sculpture Space, I created drawings, objects, and photos to deconstruct and manipulate movements of the body. I also produced hundreds of clay feet and ears to experiment with seeing the accumulation of actions such as listening or walking.
One of the pieces I am most excited about that resulted from my time at Sculpture Space is a photo series titled “Arrhythmia of the Body”. I was able to work with local photographer, Matt Ossowski, at his studio to take photos of me wearing large prosthetic hands and feet I had created. I see these hands and feet as tools to disrupt my everyday motions and gestures.
About the Artist:
Sara Dittrich is an interdisciplinary artist living and working primarily in Baltimore, Maryland USA. She creates objects, installations, and performances using the forms of musical instruments and interactive electronic technologies to investigate the dynamic acts of listening, communicating and moving. She received her BFA in interdisciplinary sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and has exhibited her work in numerous shows across the East Coast from New York City to Atlanta. She has also exhibited her work internationally in the Czech Republic where she studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague with the sculpture studio headed by Dominik Lang. She was awarded the 2013 Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art and has been awarded residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Sculpture Space.