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Sabrina Ratté

Specular Futures

Sabrina Ratté's conceptualization of the digital image as an adaptable medium inspires her to sculpt with electronic signals and paint with light. Using an array of technical tools, such as 3D scans, analog video synthesizers, and 3D animation, her formal approach servesas the foundation for the creation of intricate ecosystems that manifest across various platforms, from interactive installations to series of videos, digital prints, sculptures, or virtual Reality, reflecting the diversity of her practice.In this keynote, Ratté's varied formal approaches will be explored, highlighting how they align with the concepts behind her worksuch as the convergence of technology and biology, the interplay between materiality and virtuality, and the speculative evolution of our environment. The presentation will unfold chronologically, providing insight into the evolution of her artisticprocess.

Sabrina Ratté, a Canadian artist based in Montreal, explores the diverse forms of digital imagery. Her practice encompasses a wide array of mediums, including analog video, 3D animation, photography, print, sculpture, virtual reality, and interactive installation. By continuously incorporating new techniques into her work, she delves into themes that include the influence of architecture and the digital environment on our perception of the world, our relationship with the virtual aspects of existence, and the convergence of technology and nature.Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Laforet Museum (Tokyo), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Chronus Art Center (Shanghai), and the Museum of the Moving Image (New York). She has presented solo exhibitions at Gaîté Lyrique in Paris and Arsenal Contemporary Art in Montreal and New York. Notably, her work is part of the collection at the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum. Ratté was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in Canada in 2019 and went on to receive the award in 2020.

Keynote speaker:
Sabrina Ratté

November 9th, 2023
12:30 to 1:00 pm

Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)
Zurich University of the Arts


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Videostill «Inflorescences» by Sabrina Ratté. © Sabrina Ratté.
Videostill «Inflorescences» by Sabrina Ratté. © Sabrina Ratté.
Videostill «Inflorescences» by Sabrina Ratté. © Sabrina Ratté.
Videostill «Inflorescences» by Sabrina Ratté. © Sabrina Ratté.