Sarah Buckius

techn010ffspring [v.2]
animation; 1:00 minute; 2022

Sarah Buckius

Santa Cruz, California, USA


!!! techn010ffspring !!! = animated films of absurdist technological beings birthed from “IntertwinedHerStories” originating from the cross-section of *-gender-*-technology-*-lens-based-media-*-the human body-*-caregiving-*. These animations propose a reimagining of what “technology” might mean in the context of an absurdist caregiving society and originate from an “entangled constellation of caregiving” as subjects of care and caregivers themselves. They are digital assemblages of altered and combined imagery, found and developed, that assemble linkages between creative (technological and scientific) work of women from the present and past.


Sarah Buckius (b. 1979 in Urbana, IL) is an artist and educator who lives in Northern California. Her creative work incorporates digital video, photography, and performance and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was an Assistant Professor of Photography at Michigan State University from 2010-2011 and has worked as an adjunct instructor of digital art, photography, time-based media, and art appreciation at Augusta State University (2012), the University of Michigan (2007-2010), and Eastern Michigan University (2009-2010). Notable video screenings include The State of The Art: Accademia di Romania in Roma (Rome, Italy), InsideOut Step2: White Box Museum of Art (Beijing, China), SIMULTAN #6: Past Continuous, Future Perfect | (Timisoara, Romania), Visions in the Nunnery: Nunnery Gallery (London, UK), EXiS 2010 International Film & Video Festival (Seoul, Korea), Images Contre Nature 2011: P’Silo International Experimental Video Festival (Marseille, France), and AC Institute Rotating Video Project (New York, NY).

Artist & Educator, based in Santa Cruz, CA. Her recent creative work involves “Intertwined HerStories” reenacting and enacting the unpaid and paid labor of women, including my own from lived experience. I am interested in working in the space of absurdity that emerges at the point of disconnect between the seemingly coded/structured/ordered/production-based space of technology and the messy/complex/idiosyncratic space of humanity. And the ways in which working with and creating technology illuminates our humanness, including our biases.



Examples of Collage in Motion

techn010ffspring [v.1] – [v.9]

techn010ffspring [v.1] – [v.9]
animation; 2:53 minutes; 2022

!!! techn010ffspring !!! [v.7] named [mary-jane-mishap-uterus-supporter-with-cervical-canal-syringe-discharge-tube-plugged-in-airplane-motor-capping-tubbing-dive-bomber-mothers-bed]

!!! techn010ffspring !!! [v.8.1] named [American-mothers-and-sisters-Mary-E-Winter-adding-machine-for-typing-pool-assembled-in-engine-department-with-meta-common-knowledge-of-bikers-reading-books-for-25-girl-hours-in-a-pocket-strung-on-a-clothesline] to grow part [v.8.2] named [Margaret-p-golvin-to-pound-clothes-with-lice-in-hair-scurrying-onto-antimicrobial-seat-cover-with-bearings-for-sale] using the human-powered energy of women simultaneously biking and reading in combination with an adding machine

!!! tech010ffspring !!! [v.6.1] named [maria-e-beasley-kneading-machine-for-dough-mixing-with-rotating-receptacles] spits out !!! techn010ffspring !!! [v.6.2] named [doris-with-cellular-sponge-material-reusable-tampon-exploding-bubbles]

Learn more about !!! techn010ffspring !!! HERE.