Lucy Sabin’s mixed media and multidisciplinary artistic research probes the interstices between environments, media, and bodies. With a highly interdisciplinary background, Sabin is drawn towards atmospheres, breathing, environmental justice, post-digital, and post-miasmic worlds.

With the UCL Department of Geography, Sabin is finalising a Ph.D., Reclaiming “Air Quality”: Towards a Qualitative and Creative Ontology of an Environmental Proxy. The AHRC-funded project involves “artistically sampling” atmospheric conditions, expressed as breath, toxicity, dust, and clouds.

Versed in participatory methods and art–science, Sabin has collaborated within and beyond academia, consulted galleries on digital participation, and completed a DYCP Award from Arts Council England. Her first solo exhibition, Exposición, took place at the University of Bern in May 2022.

Informed by a Master of Research in Communication from the Royal College of Art and a First-Class BA in Liberal Arts from Durham University, Sabin has lectured at University for the Creative Arts and Arts University Bournemouth among others. She currently teaches film studies at the University of Sussex.

Sabin’s artworks have featured on BBC Arts and BBC Radio 4. Written research is inextricably linked with Sabin’s art practice; her peer-reviewed articles and chapters have been published in Film Matters, Venti Journal, and Routledge Handbook of Digital Environmental Humanities (2022).

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