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Sara Dittrich

Sara Dittrich

Artist Work

Arrhythmia of the Body
2015
Inkjet prints
5" x 7" in. each
Physical Arrangement for String Quartet
2015
Musicians, custom furniture, custom composition by Benjamin Buchanan
Variable, approx. 10 minutes
Score For Room
2015
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.
28’ x 34’ ft.
Trio for Solo Contrabass
2013
Projected HD video
Approx. 15'x8', loops indefinitely
I hear you, do you hear me?
2016
Polymer clay, spray paint, acrylic paint on panel
23.5" x 23.25" x 2.25" in.
Going/Staying
2015
Artist's footsteps, 2 Arduino Fios, 2 Xbee modules, kickdrum, door lock actuator, Velostat step sensors, various electrical components
Variable

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Visual Arts

Artist 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”.

Artist Bio

Sara Dittrich (b. Cincinnati, Ohio 1991) 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 received the 2013 Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art and has been awarded residencies at Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.