Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Branch Ettlingen Marketplace

Media art – solo exhibition Sabine Schäfer


World walk

Art – Nature – Science

Immersion in the micro- and macrocosm of nature

With media art by Sabine Schäfer Studio <SA/JO>.

Sabine Schäfer: Interaktive Druckgrafiken mit Audio QR-Code

Sabine Schäfer: Interaktive Druckgrafiken mit Audio QR-Code

Opening: Mi, 29.01.2020, 18.30 Uhr (Entry from 18 Uhr)

Opening Hours: Mo –Fr 9 – 18 Uhr

Welcome: Thomas Zolk, Deputy Regional Director South

Introduction: Simone Maria Dietz, art historian

Musical accompaniment: composed sound microcopies by Sabine Schäfer

Conclusion with refreshments


Above all, scanning electron microscope images of microorganisms and satellite images of the sun are the visual basis for the works of artist Sabine Schäfer. In her interactive prints and installations, she uses the QR code in the form of a butterfly as a pictorial element. However, the code is also an access to the audio compositions “behind” it.

Scanning the QR code leads to a playback page and the viewer hears artfully composed sound microscopies of insect, bird and amphibian voices. Each image has its own sphere of sound, which the viewer can listen to through their smartphone headphones.

“Thus, Sabine Schäfer’s works show how linkages in different dimensions produce a synesthetic experience of analog world and digital reality that characterizes our time. This simultaneously touches on fundamental principles and elements of communication as processes of life.” (Dr. Annette Hünnekens)

The exhibition features animal exhibits from the Natural History Museum Karlsruhe (SMNK), whose voices the artist uses for her compositions.


With friendly support

State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK)

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