Sabine Schründer Ellipses
Ellipses [greek: élleipsis, "omission"] Between symbolic spaces, places and references, the ellipses (the gaps, the missing in the middle of something) become a speculative empty space, an interpretation different aspects of social realities.
Thematic fields which are processed are control, being controlled, isolation, aimless wandering around through a world, which seems to get more and more structured, but which produces socially and emotionally defects.
Wealth, consumption and supply data suggest abundance and prosperity go hand in hand with an inner emptiness, isolation and loneliness. Thus the creation of digital identities on the new social platforms. Through precast options of personal categorization, comments, preferences, etc. a “pall” of a person is outlined, which is created solely by economic interests.
The gaps and omissions both in and outside of the images form a link, symbolizing as they do a social system in which the boundaries between the private and the public are gradually becoming more and more fuzzy, the channels increasingly hidden and the platforms vague, while the conventional term that describes the individual and the person is dissolving with time.
Sabine Schründer (*1973) is based in Berlin and works mainly with photography and video on socio-cultural topics, in particular the place of the individual in society, how society works in predetermined structures and the dynamics between groups and individuals. Her projects received the highly renowned scholarship “Stipendium für zeitgenössische deutsche Fotografie” of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, the Aenne-Biermann award, Reinhard-Wolf award and was nominated for the Körber-Foto award. Together with other visual artists she founded Loris– gallery for contemporary art 2007 in Berlin. Her multilayered works are exhibited regularly nationally and internationally including the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the House of Photography in Hamburg, the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Museum of Art Arsenals in Riga and the Nikon-Salon in Tokyo. Most recently she started the corporation Benten Clay together with the German artist Vera Hofmann, in which they produce mixed media on various aspects of power and threats to human kind.