The Artist Book by Sabrina Zeltner
HDMIHDGDL—or: shouldn’t audio-visual be called visual-auditory? Sabrina Zeltner aka Subrihanna has been on the road as a visual artist with various live video projects for years. In her artist book Showreel she makes the attempt to print her music videos, complemented by texts to reflect on her work by Kristoffer Cornils, Judith Grobe, Linda Weidmann, and Meera Theunert.
Sabrina Zeltner’s artistic practice is situated in the interplay between video, installation, audio-visual live performances, graphic design, as well as subculture and club culture. She nearly always works in collaboration, making the mutual exchange and cooperation with musicians, artists, and graphic designers into an important aspect of the overall dynamic of her artistic practice. As she says herself, shared moments provide a direction for impulses. The multi-layered, largely interdisciplinary projects are manifested in music videos, live visuals, and live video performances, in which visual worlds and aesthetic form are mutually influential—the live moment is always already anticipated in the videos or inspires them. This artists’ book draws on the visual content of these music videos and live video performances. Using an experimental approach, moving images are rendered in book form, translating something ephemeral into something permanent.
Picture ©: Maria Bayer