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Visual Artist

Sabina Maselli

Sabina Maselli's practice can be best described as 'expanded cinema', existing at the intersection of film, installation and live performance. Her focus is on how cinematic ideas can be transformed into site-specific projects using analogue film, digital video, found objects and sound, especially the human voice. She often collaborates with musicians in audio-visual performances, theatre, music video and documentary film projects. Her own works investigate ideas of memory and its different manifestations in the personal, physical, mythological and collective.

Sabina has created works both locally and internationally at places such as: MOFO (Hobart); Japan Foundation (Sydney); Punctum (Castlemaine); C3 gallery (Melbourne); Gertrude St projection festival (Melbourne); JAFF (Indonesia); and NES artist residency (Iceland). She has collaborated and been commissioned by several musicians including Erkki Veltheim, Speak Percussion and the Australian Art Orchestra. Future projects include: as co-creator with Erkki Veltheim, of a new experimental music theatre work Theme and variations for Chamber Made Opera; co-creator in a group of four core artists, of L'Archipel, a large-scale project for the MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture program, co-curated by Punctum and La Maison Folie, Mons.

She was recently the recipient of the Highly Commended Award from Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Australia, the In-Habit International grant from Punctum, Australia, and a JUMP Mentoring grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. She holds a Masters in Film and Creative Media, RMIT.


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