Untitled (detail), Shower door, steamer, volcano drawing in condensation dimensions variable, 2016

 

SARAH BERNHARDT

Sarah Bernhardt makes culturally and philosophically expansive work that is aesthetically subtle and often purely gestural. Employing loaded materials that come with their own cultural and historical importance, she works with film, installation and sculpture to trace around these histories while critically evaluating their foundation. Particularly interested in microhistory and institutional critique, each work seems to exhaust itself. She is working on an oral history on the work of Michael Asher

 

Castor Deinstall
3:50, 2016

During the deinstallation of the solo show, 'like all your favourite entries from the urban dictionary in a font you hate' at Castor, two wolves were placed within the confines of the gallery. The work touches on epic work made by Joseph Beuys but is self-consciously anticlimactic.

Lying idle and slightly out of focus
HD video, 10’48’’, 2016

with thanks to: Joanna Parker, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar, Levin Haegele, The Tom of Finland Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 'lying idle and slightly out of focus' contrasts aspects of gesture and regulation to explore the hand in legal history

 
 
Untitled, Vacuum seal bag, milk, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 8.5 x 60 x 38 cm, 2016

Untitled, Vacuum seal bag, milk, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 8.5 x 60 x 38 cm, 2016

 

Glory Hole, HD Video, 1:58, 2016

 
Saddle with horse sweat marked by brazing flux (2016)

Saddle with horse sweat marked by brazing flux (2016)

 
 

Glory Hole, HD Video, 0.58, 2016

 
 

Bee Pollen (2/3 Plinth) Pigment (1/3 Plinth), Mixed media (mdf, bee pollen, pigment) 100 x 45 x 31 cm and 100 x 45 x 14 cm, 2013

 
 

Studies for Dovecotes, Water on unprimed linen, 60 x 70 cm, 2015

 
 

Untitled (David), Underside of table, chewing gum in various shades fitted to a scale of Michelangelo’s David, 100 x 160 x 45 cm, 2012