One of the motifs in the work of Saskia Olde Wolbers is spaces that deviate from normal environments. They often appear to be closed virtual worlds, a setting for endless wandering. Yet the opposite is true. Recognisable objects and materials appear occasionally, leading one to suspect that Olde Wolbers’ work is more closely related to reality than would appear at first sight. Unlike the current culture of films and games, for which the most unimaginable dream landscapes are designed digitally, the artist creates the sets for her videos by hand. Nevertheless, these ingenious models, in which she films her videos using a miniature camera, evoke a world like science fiction.
year and place of birth: 1971, Breda, The Netherlands
whereabouts: London, United Kingdom