Born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1979, Sarah Buckius is an artist and educator who currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI. She presently teaches at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor. Previously, she taught at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Eastern Michigan University School of Art, and Washtenaw Community College Visual Arts and Technology Program. Her creative work interweaves photography, video, performance, and installation and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Trapped Inside Pixels, 2008, 53”
Combining performance, video and photography, this animation digitally transforms human movement, creating kaleidoscopic patterns. The work explores the way in which the digital medium uses the replication to reconfigure a single body motion digitized in endless animated mutations.
A minimalist textures of “pixels” shakes the inside of the screen, tiny human figures (actually the same one multiplied and proposed from different points of view) explore the cells space in which they are trapped … A metaphor of boxed lives inserted in a system regulated by an unchanging routine … Each life knows nothing about the space of the next life, but from an outside view they form a collective, unconscious dimension. An interesting study on the relationship between body movement and digital post-production.