Sarah Elawad

Treviso / London / Doha


Closer is a new artwork by Sarah Elawad. This art piece is made up of shapes taken from close-up medical images of human cells and tissue that have been visually disfigured and translated to create the animation.

Closer is a new artwork by Sarah Elawad released on Sedition as part of Fabrica Frame. Fabrica Frame is a new collection of digital artworks created by artists taking part in the Fabrica Residency at Fabrica, the research centre set up in Treviso, Italy following the vision of Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani. The launch marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Fabrica and Sedition.

The collection features eight screen-based still and video works by artists working at Fabrica, showcasing a selection of exciting works by emerging interdisciplinary artists and researchers. The featured artists are Alessandro Niro, Diego Gil De Biedma, Guilherme Vieira, Harry Grundy, Lara Lussheimer, Madalena Silva Carlos, Sarah Elawad and Zhang Zhan.

The inspiration for this work comes from an interest in the human body in all its physicality. The visual translation of the original images alludes to the concept of idealism and today's common obsession of presenting ourselves virtually in the most attractive physical form, regardless of how far from the truth that is. “Closer” is your own reflection at a much more intimate viewpoint, distorted and animated in a way that is no longer truthful to its original form but perhaps provokes some sort of relief.

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