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Sara Kramer


Sara Kramer



Sara Kramer is a Danish/American Artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. She began her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and later transferred- and finished her Dilpoma at Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Her work alternates between ceramic, collage and large-scale video installations, where the immersion as a bodily experience is a crucial part of the work. Kramer has, among others, received scholarships from the Danish Art Foundation and the Minister Erna Hamilton’s foundation. 

The journey from Denmark to Iceland, for taking part in this year’s Cycle Music and Art Festival, will be onboard a ferry crossing the North Atlantic Sea. During the almost three-day travel she will be filming, capturing imagery of the view, the ferry etc. Since the topic at Cycle this year is Scandinavian colonialism, documenting the journey is meant as a comment on the time before 1944 when Iceland was still under the rule of the Danish Kingdom. The work Kramer wants to execute has been inspired by the research of the Icelandic Archeologist Steinunn J. Kristjánsdóttir concerning the colonial theft of the Danes. Kristjánsdóttir believes that all the silver in Iceland was brought to Denmark at the turn of the 16th century. It was then melted and re-casted, she claims, into three large silver lions that are still standing at the royal castle Rosenborg in Copenhagen. Kramer wants `the three silver lions´ to be a part of a short film by animating and rendering them in 3-d animation, where they will be in dialogue about the past and the present (also mixing reality with fiction). The idea is to work with the topic of post-colonialism in a metaphorical and playful way while asking whom the wealth belongs to in the aftermath of colonial exploitation? 


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