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Sabina Sallis

It begins with chapters
Welcome to mine
Maintaining spacious metaphor
In my perception
Stretches the system
Still life, moment of existence in time and space
Individual actions,
More than ordinary physical space
In my house everything changes, inside outside and vice versa
Timeless process, endless space
Remains in equilibrium
Relatively constant

‘Homeostasis.Seasonal compositions’ 2014 Sabina Sallis

Our destiny is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
Essay: “A New Refutation of Time,” Jorge Luis Borges

In my work I enquire into poetic manifestations of life, metamorphosis and visions of reality

and imaginary as true objects of contemplation and possible change. I am interested in imaginary as a dynamic force poetically transcending existence and bringing new questions and new solutions.

My work investigates the complexities of life as a wonder that occurs through the relationships we compose both with and within our natural surroundings. The research I conduct leads me to thinking about how mythology grows from a connection with the land and how mythologies relate and are informed by a modern, popular scientific and philosophical understanding of the world.

Encompassing notions of environmentalism, holistically understood sustainability, tensions between visions and documents; my practice involves experimenting and playful tackling of those universal themes. I frequently use the motif of an island as an open-ended metaphor for a resilient system in equilibrium.

Although my work always begins from drawing, as it is through drawing that the trans-formative power of the imagination brings to forth new ideas, I work within a multi-media context, particularly video, objects and performance.