Sascha Herrmann

Sascha Herrmann (DE) studied at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the LUCA School of Arts Brussels. He lives and works in Berlin. His recent works have often resulted from collaborations with research and educational institutions, including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Caspar David Friedrich Institute at the University of Greifswald, the Institute for Mathematics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig, the Technical Collections Dresden and the German Historical Museum in Berlin.


Sascha Herrmann analyzes the evolution of photographic processes in the course of modern politicized earth observation. Invisible processes and the incomprehensible of their imaging are made tangible in experimental studies. For this he applies diverse processes such as photochemical lab work, video editing, reproductive photography and 3D printing. The results manifest in photographic pictures, publications, sculptures and installations and are exhibited and published in arrangements that oscillate between coherence and contemplation.

In his current works, he examines the idiosyncratic properties of imaging techniques in the field of earth system science. He is concerned with changing expectations of photographic technology and the actual relationship to digital technologies. How do automated systems, ML and AI change technical representations of nature?