Sabaï Anouk Ramedhan-Levi

Visual artist, multimedia installations: drawings, sculptures & video art, Paris.

(Key art works below; link to portfolio)

Sabaï Ramedhan-Levi’s work focuses on moments of transitions: of objects, of people, of herself. Stones, earth, metal, cloth, clay, pigment, rice paper and video are used to document a perpetually changing reality through transpositions in time or space. A Paris-based Italo-Indonesian artist, she started her professional life as an architect. Her earlier artworks created narratives by superposing different images and changing their combinations to reveal the dynamic, temporal movement of life. More recent works attempt to preserve her intense links with personal landmarks (e.g. Venezia, Indonesia, desert). In Hand-Made Houses this is extended to record such landmarks from other participants. Sabaï’s exploration of non-verbal and polysemic languages led her to initiate the Measure for Measure participatory project, collecting universal units (meter, gram, minute) as perceived by hundreds of participants across the world. In the installations, the exposed variations reflect the subtle differences that define the complexity of individuals’ lives and reveal the combinations of interactions among them. Her work was exposed in France, Germany, Israel and South Korea.

A.B.L., Oct 2018

History (B.Sc. 1991, Paris Diderot University); History of Art and Archaeology (B.Sc. 1992, Sorbonne University), Arts (1998, International program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem), Architecture (2002, thesis, DPLG summa cum laude, Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville).

Key Art Works
(a) in progress; (b) ongoing

52. One Meter Assembly, outdoor mobile sculpture participatory performance,  Henry Barbusse square, Vitry-sur-Seine  (commissioned by  Exploradôme)
51. Dédaleo, 72 drawings: 36 labyrinths, and 36 Ariadne’s threads. Edition in collaboration with Cécile Rusterholtz for the  “Dédaleo sur Dazibao” project
50. One Minute Holdup, nuit de débats, National University Museum of Arts (SNUMoA), Seoul (commissioned by the Institut Français), Seoul
49. One Minute live participatory performance, nuit de débats, National University Museum of Arts (SNUMoA), Seoul (commissioned by the Institut Français), Seoul

48. Untitled Series 4-037/4-385 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
47. Fragments (drawings for the Funambule Quartet, in collaboration with Cécile Rusterhotz)

46. Untitled Series 3-672/4-036 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
45(b). Love of Risk / Risk of Love, Sincronia, participatory performance, Festival des Idées Paris)
44(b). Measure for Measure: One Minute, participatory performance, L’instant avant l’aube festival, Noirmoutier
43(b). Sincronia: participatory performance, L’instant avant l’aube festival, Noirmoutier
42. maaMA (Collages)
41. Diva no (video 5’13”)

40. Untitled Series 3-176/3-671 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
39(b). Measure for Measure: One Minute and One Meter (projection, art performances and debate, Centre Pompidou)
38(b). Measure for Measure: One Minute (participatory filming  performance, Centre Pompidou Library)
37(b). Objets en Tout Genre (participatory videos)

36(b). Sincronia (Participatory performance)
35. From One Minute to Another
(Installation and Performance commissioned by Ecole Supérieure de Physique Chimie Industrielles, ESPCI, for the European Night of Research)
34. Measure for Measure (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, ENSAG, participatory video 2’59”, Collective Performance)
33. Untitled Series 2-942/3-175 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
32. Laborama (40 photographs)
31. One Minute Quartets (Participatory performance at ESPGG)

30(b). Measure for Measure (participatory project)
29(b). Handmade Houses (drawings, models, videos)
28(a). 1989 (video 7’24”)
27. Time in Berlin, (Humboldt University; participatory performance and video 4’13”)
26. Back in a Minute! (subjective sand-clock, project for glass sculpture)
25. Untitled Series 2-577 /2-941 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)

24(b). Handmade Houses (drawings, models, videos)
23. Patastrine (hand-made figurines, time-lapse movie)
22(a). Venezia Tascabile  (installation; time-lapse movie, 80cmx80cm polymer clay, 1:500 scaled city)
21. A passo di lumaca (rocks, water, 6 x 2’40’’ videos)
20. Untitled Series 2-212 (6 drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering, 15cmx270cm)

19. Spazio-Temporale (32 photographs, sculptures)
18. Urchins (12 participants, 12 x 1’40’’ videos)
17(b). Sincronia (participatory project; 4 participants, 7’48’’, 4’55’’, 2×7’24’’ videos)
16(b). Measure for Measure (participatory project, installation and performance: One Meter: 62 subjective meters, brass bars; One Gram: 31 stamped sugar paper bags, personalized note inside, 610.2g sugar & brass powder; One Minute: 16 subjective minutes, 2’21’’ videos; premiered at Herzlyia Artists Residence,  Israel)
15. Phasis (3 engraved zinc plates, rice paper, needles, PDMS; 21cmx22cm, 2x69cmx38cm)

14. Giudizio universale (time-lapse movie 2’40’’)
13. Svelato (time-lapse movie 2’40’’)
12. Pietra Preziosa (video 2’01’’)
11. Tutto puo trasformarsi in tutto (video 5’59’’)

10. Autoportraits II (projected drawing sequence 8’02’’)
9. Autoportraits I (11 pigment drawings; 32cmx45cm)
8. Reti (4 videos: 2’09’’ 4’19’’ 4’41’’ 3’43’’)

7. Exil
(Installation projected drawing sequence, sculpture, sound, video 5’47’’, commissioned by  Maison des Métallos)
6. Scale di Giacobbe (drawings for growing bamboo installation)
5. Chemins non répertoriés (4 videos: 1’52’’, 5’00’’, 11’00’’, 30’17’’)

4. Nidi (10 pencil drawings)
3. Desert (9 drawings; watercolours, pencil)
2. Orme (22 drawings; pigment, soil)
1. Untitled series (50 drawings, soil)

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