After studying German literature and philosophy Sarah Buser completed a Master’s degree in Theater at the Zurich University of the Arts. She currently works as a director and writes software for various projects at the intersection of participatory theatre, philosophy and new media that deal with the nature of our reality. She explores augmented reality and location-based software as theatrical and narrative tools. She teaches at art universities (Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Schauspielschule Ernst Busch Berlin, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) and gives workshops on the artistic and theatrical use of new technologies. She lives in Berlin.
Sarah Buser is interested in the overlapping and mixing of digital and physical spaces. Through the interweaving of different realities, she explores the possibility of changing our view on everyday life as well as anchoring fiction in an presumably known space. For her research project Die Andere Stadt she calls into question how we rationalize reality employing Augmented Reality and speculative fiction. Based on China Miéville’s novel The City and The City, she will investigate parallel realities, translating situations and fragmented narration. The work will be situated in an hybrid reality at the entaglement of technology and our everyday life.