Visual Artist | New Materialist
S E Bachinger is a New York based artist. As a collaborator with the more-than-human, her work attempts to transmute their material experiences through archive + art. She is interested in exploring and opening spaces for speculative communications between more-than-human agents + humans as a means of presenting alternative perspectives to anthropocentric histories + imagined futures. Drawing inspiration from new materialism + animism – her work is intuitive, process-based, multidisciplinary and site-specific – it has included installation, photography, community art practice, audio/visual, and mixed media sculpture/painting.
PAST | PRESENT | FUTURE
“Transference” – David Hinchen Gallery – Albany, NY
“From The Ashes” – Sorrell Gallery – Albany, NY
Group + Collaborative Exhibitions
May – July | “The Art of Handmade” – Juried Exhibition – VCP (Vermont Center For Photography) – Brattelboro, VT
Jan-April | “Critical Forum Alumni Show” – Art Center of the Capital Region – Troy, NY
Dec | “Neither Here Nor There” – Opalka Gallery/APL – Albany, NY
Aug | Perform Festival, Liminal Terrain (Installation), Medoc, France – Accepted Proposal
June | “All Is Safely Gathered In” – Spring Street Gallery – Saratoga Springs, NY
Creative Climate Awards Exhibit – Human Impacts Institute – New York, NY
“Get Small” – Gerard Toussignant Gallery – Palm Springs, CA
‘Dichotomy’ – Series of images, juried selection – BUILT Albany Exhibit – New York State Museum – Albany, NY
Critical Forum, The Arts Center of the Capital District in partnership with the NYSCA Visual Arts Program
Finalist – Creative Climate Awards – Human Impacts Institute
Lectures + Teaching Assignments
Pysanky For Peace – Public workshops – Troy-Albany, Ny | Wenham, MA
Panel Moderator – “A Closer Look At Life” – The Hyde Collection – Glens Falls, NY
Humana Obscura – Spring/Summer
Humana Obscura – Spring/Summer
Unvaeled Journal – Summer
Current Public Art Projects
Society For Literature, Science & The Arts (SLSA)
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
Innovators Council – The Hyde Collection (2021)
As an artist, I am deeply inspired by new materialist theory, which challenges our conventional understanding of the world by emphasizing the agency and vitality of non-human kin, as opposed to reducing them to strictly their use value. Drawing upon this framework, my practice revolves around dynamic collaborations between science and art, where the boundaries between disciplines blur and new possibilities emerge.
Working with mixed media allows me to explore the intricate interplay of materials and their inherent properties. By combining traditional and unconventional mediums, I aim to evoke a sense of hybridity and transformation. This fusion of materials serves as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all matter and highlights the constant flux and exchange within our environment.
Experimental photography plays a crucial role in my artistic process. By employing various techniques such as multiple exposures, photomontage, and alternative printing methods, I challenge the notion of photography as a purely representational medium. Instead, I strive to capture the dynamic forces and energies that shape our reality, revealing hidden layers and revealing the vibrant agency of matter.
Through my sci-art collaborations, I engage with scientists, researchers, and experts from diverse fields. These collaborations provide me with valuable insights and access to cutting-edge knowledge, which I integrate into my artistic practice. By bridging the gap between art and science, I aim to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogues and foster a deeper understanding of our complex world.
My artwork invites viewers to question their perceptual boundaries and embrace a multisensory experience. By immersing them in visually captivating and conceptually challenging environments, I aim to provoke contemplation about our place within the larger ecological network. Through my exploration of new materialist theory, sci-art collaborations, mixed media, and experimental photography, I strive to create a space for dialogue, reflection, and transformation, ultimately inviting viewers to reevaluate their relationship with the material world and imagine alternative possibilities for our collective future.