Photo: Sandra Crisp in London

Sandra Crisp

Artist, Lecturer / academic

I use borrowed visuals, text, graphics and audio downloaded from the World Wide Web which are reworked over time. Through a process of continual sampling/recycling/layering new connections evolve between the diverse elements of media images, Internet text/graphics and smart phone photos.

Today’s constant saturation of images and information via 24/7 perpetual news media and the continually updating Web, where one image/ blog post/ Tweet etc. is rapidly replaced by the next, is a central theme running through my practice. Working within the fluidity and interconnectedness of digital media acts as a catalyst to evolve new ideas – Digital space becomes an extension to my own thinking space where ideas gradually emerge through process and via the amalgamation of various visual information.

Different open-source, free and off-the shelf programs are used in experimental ways which often go against their intended purpose. I also tend to work within just small corners of each program, discovered after many hours playing with different tools. Serendipity offered by the medium is pivotal and inspired by the alchemy of previous lithography and etching practice in printmaking.

Practice includes video, 3d animation, GIFs, code-based work and large format digital prints. I am currently working on a new multi-layered video project exploring real and imaginary cities/spaces, 3d models and online mapping apps such as Google Earth.

Sandra Crisp, March 2015

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Location London
Activities Higher education, Further education, Workshops
Artforms / type of project Digital, Film & Video, Printmaking
Tags experimental, abstract, process, code, complexity, saturation

News & Events

  • Printmaking Today Artist's Eye Feature, Manipulating the Media, Volume 23 No 1 Spring 2014

    Article published as part of the Printmaking Today Award for large-format prints exhibited Print International, Oriel Wrecsam, North Wales 2013.

  • This 'Me' of Mine

    21/10/2013 – 05/01/2014
    Ipswich Art School Gallery, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service,, Suffolk

    Final iteration of ACE funded, group touring exhibition.

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  • Simultan Festival 2013, Romania

    10/10/2013 – 12/10/2013
    Sinagoga din Cetate, Casa Artelor, Timisoara

    Video Screening

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  • Danube Video Art Festival, Austria

    18/10/2013 – 20/10/2013
    Stadtkino Grein, Grein

    Film Festival

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