Sabine Popp is a PhD Candidate in the Fine Art department at the University of Bergen. Her research project ‘Agential Matter (Invisible Landscapes)’ examines performativity of algae, objects, and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. Her research explores an attempt to twist the human-centered viewpoint to give materiality itself a dominant role. Popp gained a MA degree in Ceramics from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2001, with guest studies at the University of Barcelona (Sculpture) and at the Glasgow School of Arts (Environmental Art). Her practice has been mainly based on site-specific, temporary projects, following her interests for life in the High North. She has previously held a position as assistant professor in clay and ceramics, where she focused on practice and discourse around the object – its reading, application, format and context, as well as issues of materiality in a broader sense.
Sabine Popp is the navigator of the Kelp Diagramme Collective Research Strand of the Kelp Congress.