Sarah Martinus is a processual energy worker, working with creativity, healing, trauma, and the unmanifested, exploring identity, body, psyche, emotion and [subjective] reality.
Through core-shamanic practise, presence and a growing array of energetic practices, coupled with reseach into conciousness theory and shamanic perspectives of the future - Sarah opens a discussion with transcendental inner-eye imagery through painting/drawing, sound, action and writing. Her interests are often focused on an expression of concurrent metaphysical spaces, with focus on inner-experience and journey, as opposed to product.
In her artwork - Higher importance is put on authenticity and chance of creation rather than aesthetic or structural planning of an end product. Importance is noticed within chance random occurrences, improvisation, synchronicities and ‘mistakes’ limitations, or sufferings.
Sarah defends independant, innovative, interrogative, respectful yet subversive creation.
Her process is grounded within a practise of core-shamanic ritual, tarot and dreamwork. She is influenced by mythology, archetypal psychology, consciousness theory, spiritual philosophy, aktionist art theory, neo-concretism, radical sustainability [transformability] and abject art.
Individuals may integrate their subconsious matter (dreams) into her work via private experience accessed over an online archive,
Sarah is a psychotherapeutic health practitioner in training, (Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie und Psychologischer Berater e.V.), respecting core-shamanic techniques learnt through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe. She offers one on one pyschotherapy sessions, more info here.
She has been based in Berlin, Germany since 2011, with roots to Australia and Sri Lanka ... and beyond.
In previous years, 2009 - 2017:
Threads of her B.A. education in Design (Hons.1, Design/Fashion, R.M.I.T., Melbourne) drew her towards a collaborative program in transformative sustainability; a program using ‘generative critique’ interegating dynamics of clean vs. toxic, and the connection of the permeable human body(ies) with it’s(their) environment.
In 2009, Sarah joined live action collective Spill Collective, for experiences at fortyfivedownstairs, AtriumSpace, Federation Square, Melbourne, 1000PoundBend amongst others. In 2009 she co-curated UNwearables, a live action anti/hype-r consumption actions exhibited retail-focused Melbourne L’Oreal Fashion Festival, held at The Order of Melbourne.
Between 2011 and 2015 she focused on (undocumented) live action performance in synchronicity with video work, appearing at venues such as about:blank, Berlin, and as a part of larger collective Oracle collective, run by Artist Leonor Beuter; The Fools Journey, at At.tension festival, Laers, Germany.
In 2016 she founded and curated an independent conceptual art and music space: Aether, in Neukoelln, Berlin. Aether supported independent artists outside of a commercial gallery environment, [namely: post-internet artists, conceptual artists and electronic musicians.]
She is currently a project manager in Berlin for digital art and electronic music working on international projects.
Exhibition listing / CV