Sarah Carlier (1981, Belgium) graduated in 2006 with an MA in Photography from AKV/St. Joost in Breda in the Netherlands. Through her work, Carlier researches the ways we attempt to place culturally-rooted traditions and customs into our modern day existence. This leads to poetic and humouristic mise-en-scenes, in which the friction related to change becomes tangible.
Her video work balance between stillness and movement. They are cinematic series of images of a photographic nature that she calls moving pictures. For a long time her work had a documentary point of departure, but in her new work she addresses the viewer directly. This leads to more insights into her own perception and interpretation of the subject.
Carlier has had solo exhibitions across the Netherlands, at Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam and LhGWR in The Hague. Her work has also been presented in exhibitions at Stroom Den Haag, BredaPhoto and Museum of Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels.
In 2012, her project ‘Four years, three deaths, sweaty armpits and a foetus’ was shortlisted for the Dutch Doc Award. As a result, the project was presented at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Later on it was shown at FotoMuseum in Antwerp (Brussels) and Kijk:Papers in Kassel (Germany) and as part of the main show at PhotoIreland in Dublin. Last February, Carlier was one of the participants of Plat(t)form 2014 in Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland).