Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer
Year of birth, place
1957, Karlsruhe, Germany
lives and works in
Karlsruhe, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, Artist of the Collection
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM

    August 1990 - Juli 1991, November 2008 - Januar 2009


Sabine Schäfer (*1957) is a media artist and composer. She develops multimedia, computer-controlled space-sound art and interactive prints with audio QR codes as well as works with augmented reality. The micro- and macrocosm of nature is the focus of her artistic work. With the method of EndoMikroSonoScopy, she creates audio compositions that make the sound microcosm of animal voices aesthetically tangible. She often collaborates with scientists and scientific institutions, which leads to interdisciplinary artistic works. Her works are part of the collection of the ZKM and the City of Wolfsburg. She lives and works in Karlsruhe.

Works in connection with the ZKM:

TopoPhonicZones: Sound warp; LOST, Lines in-between
The Spiritual Location of Sound
Tableau I - III
TopoPhonie Nr. 3
Sonic Opening
TopoPhonie Nr. 4
Was erzählte ich über Sprach(t)räume?
Cycle of Sound
Sonic Lines No. 1
MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1

 Archiving of the »TopoPhonien«:

In the course of archiving the »TopoPhonien« at the Institute for Music and Acoustics, the multi-channel space-sound compositions were transferred to the IMA archive in August 2007.
All sound, image and text documents are accessible in the ZKM_Media Library.

Publications (selection):

»TopoPhonien«, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Neuauflage 2007

»TopoSonic Arts«, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 2007