Saige Rowe (b. 1993) is from Conyers, GA, and recently received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Her main practice involves video and photography and the spaces between, playing off of the boundaries the mediums have, particularly with flatness as both a subject and a challenge for her work, taking on studies and forming routine exercises that progress as she searches for materiality in the digital mediums. She doesn’t look at photographic media strictly as photography, but more so as sculptural mediums constantly working to reconfigure and reform them.
Her most recent video installation "don't overdo it do it over" dealt with the abstraction of a linear narrative through interactivity. The viewer's responsibility to the character's gestures was questioned as they chose the pathway they followed through.
She shoots one idea many times, studying as she processes re-choreographing movements to align them within the frame, changing the approach to broaden her visual practice and allowing the process to be apparent through edits. Surreality, femininity, and contradictory, futile efforts, are themes at the base. Working with color to push the imagery from our reality and into its own. The reality it exists in is a lot like our own, but off, slightly odd and uncomfortable. She connects recognizable objects and figures with unrecognizable spaces and situations to further the boundaries and rules she create for herself, and question our interactions with our surroundings.
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