Sara Tanderø lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Educated at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, School of Visual Arts New York, and ESAG Paris. She is a visual artist working with camera based art. She tries to explore new techniques in each project she works on. She works very intuitively and this allows a lot of experimenting, turning photography into a performance enacted before the camera. She tries to achieve a painterly expression in her photographs. Her work explores the relationship between staged photography and performance. Photographs from the collaboration project Playhideandseek.no have been part of exhibitions as “The Autumn Exhibition”, Norway, “Portrait Now” at the Museum of Natural History in Denmark, The Ljungberg Museum in Sweden, Museo de Almeria, Spain and several group exhibitions in New York.
My Dearest Ones
The photo series "My Dearest Ones" is a series of portraits that explore the aspects of our personalities that we do not wish to acknowledge even ourselves. The unpleasant and unconscious ways of our ego we cannot nor wish to identify is under scrutiny in the images.
No Place My Place
"No Place My Place" is a series of photographs from 2014 shot in Svalbard. The series includes elements of drawing in order to see how these affect the concept of a place in an image.
"Playhideandseek" is a photo project by the artists Tine Isachsen and Sara Tanderø . We have worked together as an artist duo with several photo and video project since 2010.
Our work explores the relationship between staged photography and performance. Photographs from the series have been part of exhibitions in Norway, Venice, Spain and New York. More images at www.playhideandseek.no
"Peephole Vol.1" is an ongoing photo project with co artist Tine Isachsen.
Peephole is a play with the perception of identity seen trough the eyes of both the photographer and the performer. Identity is something layered and often concealed. We make series of portraits where the face is hidden behind masks or props.
Peephole Vo.l 1 - 2 is an ongoing photo project with co artist Tine Isachsen.
Our work explores the relationship between staged photography and performance. Photographs from the series have been part of exhibitions in Norway, Venice, Spain and New York.
My dad doesn’t normally cry
"My dad doesn`t normally cry" is a project where I have tried to explore how little light I need to bring a subject to the fore in an image. I have chosen to work in a completely dark studio with only one small source of light. I have chosen to light up the details of the subject that I want to reveal. The technique is at the same time both controlled and experimental. This makes the process most attractive and fascinating because I never quite know what the end result will be like. I see photography as an extension of painting and this technique gives my work a more tactile and painterly expression than regular studio and studio lighting would.
In this video, "Peephole 2015", have we used footage from both a SLR camera and the iPhone. We use both high and low tech this to get the expression that is typical of a lot the Gifs that are on social media today. We use repetition and high speed to give our characters a nervous feeling, like they are stuck forever doing the same movements over an over again. We want to make surreal scenes from everyday life turning reality into an unreal universe.
Electric Marshmallow Symphony
"Electric Marshmallow Symphony" is a part of the project Peephole. We shot this video with smartphone to get the expression that is typical on social media today. We use repetition and low speed to give our characters a feeling like they are stuck in their own reality forever, doing the same movements over an over again. We want to make surreal scenes from everyday life turning reality into an unreal universe.
The Annual Autumn Exhibition, Høstutstillingen 2013.
Peephole Oslo Prosjektrom 2015
Images from the exhibition "Peephole" at Oslo Prosjektrom September 2015.
Deler av en by 2013
The exhibition “Deler av en by”, an exhibition about Oslo with 10 photographers exhibited at Vulkan Gallery 2013 .
Photography: Stig Marlon Weston
I am my world 2013
From the exhibition "I Am My World", Noosphere Gallery New York, 2013.
The exhibition “Bestiary”, New York 2013.
From the exhibition "Østlandsutstillingen" 2011