Personal, private performances transfigure myself into phantasmagorical creatures which yield short, awkward, disturbing, grainy videos captured on a low-quality point and shoot camera. Enigmatically compelled, my body repeats monotonous actions in the exotic wilderness of suburbia. Dark archetypes dwelling within me emerge as I unleash from my mere civilized human existence.
Notions of human superiority lead to selfish, destructive behaviors and create a false sense of entitlement to justify abuse and disregard of other living beings and all facets of nature. I mourn the loss of inherent connection between humans and all other life forms, especially animals.
I am a being: an animal, a human, a female, a monster, a creature.
Sara Wichterman grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota- a western suburb of Minneapolis. She started her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada and obtained her BFA from the University of MN in 2012.
Her videos, installations, and drawings have appeared in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Soap Factory, Soo Visual Arts Center, Artists In Storefronts 5: Cineteca, and Made Here: Reflection.
Wichterman recently finished her MFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She currently resides in Minneapolis.