Sauter investigates the image both as film and photography. By mixing images from these two mediums, she seeks to create new environments that are not unambiguous. Sometimes traces of human characters might be seen, while other images are like still lives, or atmospheric and enigmatic spaces. A remarkable feature of Sauter’s work is her use of the backside of every image, once again establishing connections between these carefully composed images: it is never just what one sees or expects, flip the image over and another context might be found.
Technical achievements and scientific knowledge and their influence on the storytelling of their time, both in visual and narrative way, is a central interest in Sauter's latest works. By using film stills and images taken from magazines as a source for a collective memory she pays a special attention in her ongoing research to the presentation of artificial intelligence and it´s influence on everyday day life and thus the questions that are inherent with the use of this.
Sauter lives and works in Düsseldorf, where she studied Photography at the art academy. She was the winner of the Thieme Award 2006. Her work has been shown at, among others, FOAM Amsterdam, Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Galerie DeZaal, Delft, Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerpen, Scharmann & Laskowski, Cologne.