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Sabrina Raaf’s work playfully queries the relationship between humans and imaginative technological systems.

The exhibition Float features a panoply of “creative machines” from Lost—a stranded meta-Lander submerged in a miniaturized and kinetic crater space; and Searchstoretrash—a labyrinthine sculpture parodying the “information superhighway”; to Grower—the “rover” that charts ambient CO2 levels to create a “meadow” in green indelible ink. Icelandic Rift, premiering at OBORO, explores notions of scale, geography, location and organic architecture while the photographic series of digital prints Test People presents domestic situations turned askew with unexpected occurrences of antigravity, invasions, war scenarios or passive subservience.

Ingeniously dissecting organic/scientific advance-ments and their impact on the modes and environments we inhabit, the works in Float suggest a coactive relationship between machines and their users; subjects and their environments; systems and architecture; perception and space.

Sabrina Raaf is a Chicago-based artist working in experimental sculptural media and photography. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the United States. She received an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Valérie Lamontagne is a Montréal-based performance/digital media artist, freelance art critic and independent curator. Curatorial projects and media-based artwork/performances have been presented in the U.S., Canada and Europe. She received an MFA from Concordia University (Montréal) where she presently teaches. She is a co-founder of the media arts collective MobileGaze.

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Sabrina Raaf: FLOTTE
Une série d’oeuvres électroniques, cinétiques et photographiques
Kurator: Valerie Lamontagne