Video from Site-Specific Installation
at the paper machine of the former Jaite Paper Mill at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
2016

Migration is a site-specific installation at the paper machine of the now-defunct Jaite Paper Mill. Using over 25 pounds of Dow Corning’s 3179 dilatant silicone compound, the newsprint of a New York Times newspaper is transferred to this unstable surface, only to have it left unprotected and physically altered before our eyes.

In recent developments of the newspaper industry’s difficulty with adapting to the digital age and its struggle to survive, the business of printed media is set to compete with the online platform. For centuries, the newspaper industry evolved into a larger, successful, sustainable way of making a profit, and its journalists were still paid comfortably well. This system rode on for a very long time until online media contributed to the many ways of receiving our news, but with the difference in cost. That, and just like the Jaite Paper Mill, had to compete with another entity that was larger and featured newer equipment that made it more sustainable with its mission, but with the sacrifice of the once highly-functional dominate, means of production.

 

 

 


Awards

Finalist. 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the Fine Art Category, Individual Images. Invited to exhibit in Barcelona, Spain.

Exhibitions

Local Perspectives, Global Reach. Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, North America, Inc. Redford, Michigan. May 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020.

The Barcelona Foto Biennale. The 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona, Spain.

Contemporary Views in Photography. Atom Art Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan.

House Warming Exhibition. Whitdel Arts, Detroit, Michigan.

10th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Exhibition. Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. Juried by Amber Terranova, the Executive Producer at Screen Projects.

Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have. Solo Exhibition. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia.

The Incinerator Show. Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, Michigan.

2017 Photography Exhibition. Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan. Juried by Cynthia Greig, Visual Artist.

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Art Department Faculty Show. Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan.

Across Voices: Video/Media Art Show, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea.

Publications

Member Portfolios
. Society for Photographic Education Website. Online.

Artist Profile: Sarah Nesbitt. Murze Magazine. November 1. Online.

Shift. Light Leaked. Article by Melissa Kreider. February 2018. Online.

Art Review: Sarah Nesbitt grasps Truth of Matter. Alexandria Times. Article by Evan Berkowitz. Print. p. 13, 17

[Exhibition] Across Voices – Whispers: About the Artist About Featured Artists. CICA Museum. Online.

New Media Art 2015: Across Voices – 속삭임. Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea. Video.

Levure Litteraire. Accueil: Numéro 10, November 2014. Online.