Jacobsson (NO) is a film, photo, and installation artist.
She graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim Norway 2000. Jacobsson has had several exhibitions/screenings in Norway and abroad.
She works with videodesign for dance and theatre performances and she is a lecturer at different schools in Oslo Norway. Jacobsson received Guaranteed Income for Artists from the Norwegian Government in 2012.
The main content of Sabina Jacobsson´s work reflects cultural affiliation and social structures in settings of social institutions, roles, status positions, and relations between groups and individuals that regulates social patterns of behavior.
Jacobsson stage-manage narratives (stories/tales) about cultural solidarity/togetherness along with political issues through for instance video installations both within and outside public spaces.
Through several projects of artistic collaborations, Sabina Jacobsson has been given the opportunity to work with different expressions, on stage as well as in gallery spaces, which has resulted in/contributed to her multifaceted expression.
PERCEPTION OF THE REAL
In the “perception of the real” I explore different ways to approach the real.
The documentary’s personal re-creation and the mysterious,
imaginative and apocalyptic rendering of right now.
My approach has been to almost spontaneously improvise and prepare
the different parts. Each time I have found a new element
I have taken the time to find a place for it.
The project has changed direction based on the advent of the different elements.
IN BETWEEN I
Video, 26:28 min. GoPro, HD, 2016.
The Aegean Sea underwater. Empty and still.
I get drawn into the picture and could sit and look into nothingness
almost in a trance . Now and then I catch a glimpse of bodies far away,
unaware that they are being observed and filmed.
There are bodies motion that breaks the transcendental stillness
and get me back to the present.
IN OUR PRESENT
Video, 10:16 min. Camera Obscura HD
I install a Camera Obscura in one of the rooms at home and get a representation of what I see outside. I sit fascinated for days in the dark and see the nature on the wall, up and down, slowly changing light and movement. I assemble after a while a camera to film the movie and invite my family to join me. When I look at the results I get too distracted by looking at an image that is upside down. I chose to present it in the right direction, though it is now appears upside down.
Installation of drawing/crystalball/black table/black chair/camera lucida (2016)
Text mounted at the table:
I am looking straight down through a prism which is set at a 45 degree angle.
The subject is situated approximately 3 – 4 metres in front of me.
I am closing one eye and looking straight down past the exposed edge of the prism to the tip of my pen.
Now I can see my real hand while simultaneously seeing a ghostly image of the subject in front of me.
I am following the outline of what I see.
To the left I see life and to the right I see death.
Straight ahead I see what is in between.