Sarah Sparkes

Sarah Sparkes is a London based artist and curator who exhibits widely in the UK and internationally. Her work The GHost Formula, 2016, commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) recently toured to NTMoFA (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts) as part of the exhibition No Such Thing As Gravity curated by Rob la Frenais. She was the 2015 recipient of the MERU ART*SCIENCE award for her film Time You Need which has entered the collections of GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo) Italy. In collaboration with Ian Thompson, she was awarded a BEYOND artist residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts Northumberland 2018. Sparkes & Thompsons’ film Peninsula will be screened at MACO ( Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca) Mexico, in 2019 as part of EMPIRE II, curated by Vanya Balog.

Siren is a short hypnotic animation designed to slow down time.  This film is generally screened as part of a performance by the artist in which she attempts to take people on an internal time traveling experience to find the time they need.

Sarah Sparkes, Siren, 2011, duration 2:06 mins. Courtesy of the artist.