Gallery view of stills from Breathworks. Participatory arts online. Credit: Lucy Sabin, 2020.

Lucy Rose Sabin (she/they) is an artist and researcher based in Brighton and London. With a focus on environmental themes of atmospheres and breathing, Sabin’s projects combine new media, installation design, and assemblage. She has collaborated with scientists and facilitated multichannel participatory arts.

Sabin holds a Master’s in Communication from the Royal College of Art and is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD in Geography at UCL, thanks to a scholarship from the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. The PhD uses creative interventions to explore the concept of “air quality” in terms of embodied experiences, going beyond technoscientific abstracts.

Sabin has lectured and tutored at University for the Creative Arts and Arts University Bournemouth among others. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Film Matters, Venti journal, and the Routledge Handbook of Digital Environmental Humanities (forthcoming).

In 2020, sound art that Sabin produced during her MRes degree was sampled in an Art of Now episode for BBC Radio 4. In 2021, she received a “Developing Your Creative Practice” award from Arts Council England for her art-research project, Imag(in)ing suspension: Developing an art–research practice that proceeds from floating debris in a time of climate change and airborne transmission.

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