In her fine paper cuts Sabine Hilscher seeks to capture the resonance of the human body in connection with its environment. In the ANATOMY series she works mapsCutOuts into organs. With the fine red paper veins cut out, she traces the vein networks and their plastic form from the networks of our life movements. On old printed maps, there are always curvatures and connection points that often bear striking similarities to the vein structures of the human body. The finely cut paper, in turn, as an organic material, has a static life of its own, from which the plastic curvatures and curves of the organ structures can be recreated in a difficult working process. The intention of her works is to capture this resonance of the large structures as sound in the fine paper veins and to let the references reverberate in us. The fineness of the paper structures is meant to make us cautiously and wonderingly aware of the marvels of our world and to make the quiet and attentive sounds resonate within us.
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Sabine Hilscher studied fine arts as a master student of Prof. Dieter Hacker and costume design at the Udk Berlin. She persistently searches for interconnections in art, between graphics, drawing and projections, between music and movement, visual art and prose texts. With a sculptural approach to costume design, she experiments with unusual materials and forms and an installative approach to stage spaces, working internationally for opera, drama, dance and musical theater on the border of visual art/installation and theater. She is a fellow of the Land Berlin for new German literature and works on collages and drawings in connection with texts on perceptual phenomena, everyday observations, and anatomical and organic displacement fantasies. Group shows and exhibitions at PARALLEL Vienna and Galerie Scotty Berlin, among others. 2022 nomination for the Marianne Brandt Award.