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, cloths, 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.

Education
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

2018
46. Untitled Series 4-037/4-385 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
47. Fragments (drawings for the Funambule Quartet, in collaboration with Cécile Rusterhotz)

2017
46. Untitled Series 3-672/4-036 (drawings, pen, paper, digital rendering)
45(b). Love of Risk / Risk of Love, Sincronia, participative performance, festival des Idées Paris
44(b). Measure for Measure: One Minute, participative performance, festival “L’instant avant l’aube”, Noirmoutier
43(b). Sincronia: participative performance, festival “L’instant avant l’aube”, Noirmoutier
42. maaMA (Collages)
41. Diva no (video 5’13”)

2016
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 (participative filming  performance, Centre Pompidou Library)
37(b). Objets en Tout Genre (participative videos)

2015
36(b). Sincronia (Participative 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, participative 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 (Participative performance at ESPGG)

2014
30(b). Measure for Measure (participative project)
29(b). Handmade Houses (drawings, models, videos)
28(a). 1989 (video 7’24”)
27. Time in Berlin, (Humboldt University; participative 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)

2013
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)

2012
19. Spazio-Temporale (32 photographs, sculptures)
18. Urchins (12 participants, 12 x 1’40’’ videos)
17(b). Sincronia (participative project; 4 participants, 7’48’’, 4’55’’, 2×7’24’’ videos)
16(b). Measure for Measure (participative 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)

2011
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’’)

2010
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’’)

2009
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’’)

2006-8
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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