Martina Sauter (b.1974, Germany) investigates the image through photographs and film. By allowing imagery from both mediums to freely intermingle, she aims to create new spaces that are distinctly ambiguous. At times, fleeting traces of human characters can be seen, whilst others are devoid of such elements, taking the form of fragmented and metaphysical still lifes. Often using film stills and images taken from magazines as a source of collective memory, Sauter pays special attention in her ongoing research to the topic of artificial intelligence and its influence on everyday life.
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.