Saskia Olde Wolbers

Saskia Olde Wolbers is a a video artist who combines first-person, fictional narratives with diverse imagery, resulting in films that she shoots under water, inside miniature handmade models. The finished films, which often draw on folklore, fairy tales, literature, Hollywood cinema, and actual news, appear as distorted and otherworldly documentary-style productions. Wolbers creates each set by hand, culminating in an artistic practice that combines the modernity of filmmaking with the ageless tradition of handicrafts.

Wolbers has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Tate Britain, among others.