Sabine Hertig (1982*) cultivates an offensive approach to all information media. Hertig is able to unite the most diverse print media so naturally that they can no longer simply be kept apart. In a small space, she visualises the immense collective image memory of today and, in a figurative sense, even the ordered chaos of the internet. At the same time, she renews the classical concept of painting. Seen from a distance, the unifying, optical structure of her works looks like painted images; from close by, they dissolve into individual fragments of images. A game with boundaries of visibility and invisibility of boundaries.
The film "SCRAP Exploring the Edge" creates an audience experience of the birth of a work of art in several aspects. The film shows us in an impressive way what otherwise always remains hidden from us: The quiet, solitary work of the artist in her studio. The best thing a film about the creation of art can do is to create a space for thought and reflection without sensationalising it.
A radical decision on the part of the filmmaker to focus solely on the process of creating a piece of art. The audience is invited to dive into an unknown world. The uncompromising conception of the film, not to get involved in biographical details, leaves a lot of space so that one can get involved in the emerging work. It is about enduring, pausing and observing a process of development.
With SCRAP, Sabine Hertig also expands the concept of collage. SCRAP means more than something that is thrown away, discarded or cut into pieces. TO SCRAP also means to abolish something, including rules and laws; for Hertig, the medium of collage is far more than a technical tool, but a instrument for vivid thinking about a world that has itself become an information montage.
About the artist: Sabine Hertig completed her education at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel. The artist, who is represented by the STAMPA Gallery, lives and works in Basel. In 2013, she received the Culture Prize of the Riehen municipality. Her works are represented in various collections.
Category: Documentary film
From: Angelo A. Lüdin
Status: In evaluation
Production year: 2019
Language: German, Swiss German
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