Sara Schnadt explores technology in her work both as subject and media. Her installations and performances use found objects, interactivity, projection, spatial illusions, and movement derived from common gestures. Much of her work involves representations or data that translate large quantities of socially resonant information into poetic forms, including data visualization. Sara often performs within accompanying sculptural environments, or sites works within functioning everyday spaces, attempting to articulate the personal within virtual and technological innovation.
Sara's art practice is informed by her work in civic technology infrastructure development, which is an ongoing research resource, and drives her interest in the cultural impacts of technology innovation. Sara is often 'at the table' at a range of innovative national and international forums for dialogue around the most pressing new concerns for our technology moment. Much of her work is motivated by a desire to translate this vantage point into tangible material and live experiences.
US projects include: 'Network' at Boston Cyberarts Gallery; ‘Drafting Universes’ at Perform Chinatown and Adjunct Positions in LA; 'Travelogue' at Torrance Art Museum; MCA Chicago’s ‘12x12: New Artists New Work’ and 'Without You I Am Nothing: Interactions'; ‘Site Unseen’ Performance Festival, Chicago; ‘Spatial City, An Architecture of Idealism’ at MOCAD Detroit; 'Travel Patterns' at Counterpath in Denver; and ‘Exchange Rate’ public projection series in LA and NY. International projects include: ‘Upgrade! - Chain Reaction’ in Skopje, Macedonia; 'Upgrade! Soft Borders' in Sao Paulo, Brazil; CINEA Paris; FreeManifesta, Frankfurt; and the Busan Biennale in South Korea.