Making Sense of What We Have

Within my work, I explore the critical methods of recording world history and its present. I research forgeries, stolen artwork, plagiarism, memory, censorship, the writing and re-writing of histories. My aim to create awareness to these shortcomings so we could continue to look at history not as static stories of previous lives, but our efforts to get closer to an accurate portrayal of our past. I work with a variety of printed and digital media ranging from Video, Installation, Sculpture,  Augmented Reality to the 1850s photographic Wet Plate Collodion process. In most of my work, I disrupt the surfaces of printed media by physical alterations through sewing, dissecting, writing and pinning.

Sarah Nesbitt