Sarah Breen Lovett

"With an architectural background, my work lies at the intersection of art and architecture. I aim to create alternate architectural encounters through the use of moving image installation, documentary film work and interactive environments. Specifically, I focus on intersections of light and shadow in architecture to engage experiential awareness of our surroundings and hence create alternate architectural encounters. Spatial, cultural and natural phenomena are focused upon, and abstracted to their reduced representation in order to disengage the rational mind and engage experiential awareness."

Reframed Frame
This moving image installation piece will use filmed footage of the Chauvel Cinema re-configured, re-framed and re-presented within the space that it is filmed in. This is a comment of the Zeitgeist of our time to mediate and experience every part of our existence through the multiple frames of image in computer, camera, and mobile phone.

2010-2013 PhD Candidate - University of Sydney
2006-2008 M.Architecture - University of Technology
2004-2006 B.Arts - University of Technology
1995-1998 B.Design First Class Honours - University of Technology

2011 ZEITGEIST The Archetype Gallery, Chauvel Cinema, Sydney 2011 QSS Artist in Residence, Sydney
2011 Directors Lounge Media Art Festival, Berlin  
2011 Bowhaus w Mamadada Index Space, Sydney  
2010 Peats Ridge Festival, Sydney 
2010 Clubhouse Performance Space CarriageWorks EXPANDED ARCHITECTURE, Sydney
2010 Gaffa Gallery, Sydney 
2010 2High Festival - PowerHouse, Brisbane  
2010 Blake Prize Director Cut Exhibition, Australia
2010 Palm Awards Finalist Verge Gallery, Sydney  
2010 Federation Square Big Screen. Austhetic New and Emerging Artists, Melbourne
2010 NIGHT AND DAY The Archetype Gallery, Chauvel Cinema, Sydney
2010 DECORATING LOOS + EMERGENCY DISPLAY The Vanishing Point, Newtown.  
2010 Eclectic Film Salon, Dublin  
2010 ART MONTH SYDNEY : gallery/ artist speed dating competition  
2009 VISUAL DEFLECTIONS + gHost, London  
2009 UCD - NOW WHAT? Exhibition, Dublin  
2009 ROYAL INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Design Medal Finalist, Australia 
2008 World Architecture Day, Customs House, Sydney
2007 DULUX COLOUR Competition Finalist, Melbourne 
2005 JUNK LOVE. Addison Rd Gallery, Sydney 
2004 IN THE WOODS. Millhouse, London  
2004 THE ARTHOUSE Lewisham, London  
2004 Museum of Domestic Design + Architecture, London 
2003 ART BRIXTON, Escape Bar, London  
2001 CONCEPTCOCOONS Cargo Bar, Sydney
1998 CLOSE UP ZitLip Gallery, Sydney 

1997–2010 SYDNEY, LONDON + DUBLIN : Designer + Architectural Graduate. 
Sarah Breen Lovett explores the use of moving image installation to re-frame understandings of our occupations of architectural space. This installation forms part of her PhD research, at the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, University of Sydney. The working title of which is EXPANDED ARCHITECTURE: The intersection of Avant-Garde Film, Expanded Cinema and Architecture. Sarah has a particular interest in the Filmic and Light Play Experiments of the 1920s Bauhaus as well as the 1970s Expanded Cinema movement. Sarah’s installation and moving images have been exhibited widely in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Dublin and Rome at various galleries, public art installations and film festivals.