PETER SABAT

Peter Sabat has exhibited his paintings and films throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He studied painting and film at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Between 1997-2004, Sabat resided in Berlin, Germany, collaborating with artists and composers on films, operas, and art projects. His films with composer Walter Zimmermann have been presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, KNM Berlin's HouseMusik, and the Goethe-Institut. Other projects have been produced in association with composers Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Thomas Meadowcroft and Marc Sabat. His works have also been shown at the MaerzMusik festival and the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Art Institute of Chicago. "AUTOMAT," a video/music collaboration with brother Marc Sabat, was featured at Carnegie Hall, New York, as part of the "Berlin in Lights" festival in 2007. His new series of paintings, "California Elegies I" and "Smoke (after Piranesi)," were presented in December 2011. His latest film is "A Place On Earth" (2011/14). He lives in California.

BORN

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

EDUCATION

1994-95 Canadian Film Centre, Toronto
1988-92 AOCA (Experimental Arts/New Media)
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto

RECENT PROJECTS/EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2011 "California Elegies I"; "Smoke (after Piranesi)"
online visual art exhibition (solo)
www.petersabat.com

2011/14 "A Place On Earth"
music film, 20 min, color
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music: Wolfgang von Schweinitz

2010 "Vague Longings I-II"
online visual art exhibition (solo)
www.petersabat.com and Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB, Canada

2009 "Slow Looking"
3 music films, 22 min, color
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music: Marc Sabat, Thomas Meadowcroft, Rev. T.E. Weems

2009 "Voices"
music film, 35 min, color
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music: Walter Zimmermann
Words: Antonio Porchia

2008 "Hairy Hippy Happy"
music film, 16 min, color
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music: Marc Sabat
Screening: Blind Spot: Klang in Film und Video,
Udk Berlin, Germany, December 2008

2007 "BITTER MUSIC" (2002/2007)
documentary music film, 10 min 36", color
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music: Harry Partch
Arranged by: Marc Sabat
Screening: Udk Berlin, Germany, December 2008

2007 "AUTOMAT" (1999/2007)
music scenery for 2 violins
and video with field recording, 14 min, color
Marc Sabat (music) and Peter Sabat (video)
Performances/Screenings: Udk Berlin, Germany, December 2008;
"Berlin in Lights," Carnegie Hall, New York, November 10, 2007;
Kammerensemble Haus Musik, Berlin Germany, May 2006

2004 "Three For Magister Zacharias" (2002/2004)
videotaped performance/installation, 25 min, Dolby Digital 5.0
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Music/Performance: Marc Sabat
Engineer: Mark Willsher
SkyWalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Exhibition: "MaerzMusik," Berlin Germany, March 2004

2004 "Meeting in Toronto"
documentary, 54 min, stereo
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Producers: Goethe-Institut Toronto,
freunde der deutschen kinemathek e.v.,
Screenings: "This Is A Universe,"
Michael Snow film retrospective, Kino Arsenal,
Berlin Germany, June 2004; Goethe-Institut Toronto, June 2004

2004 "The Institute (Or, What We Do For Love)"
documentary, 14 min, stereo
Camera/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Project: Vera Frenkel
Producer: Goethe-Institut Toronto
Screenings/Exhibitions: Art Institute of Chicago, USA (2004);
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa (2004); Art Gallery of Sudbury (2005)

2003 "PATMOS" text-video-opera
text-video-opera, DVD-Video / CD-ROM (internet movie)
192 min, dual channel mono
Co-collaborator/Editor: Peter Sabat
Composer: Wolfgang von Schweinitz
Producers: Staatsoper Kassel, Munich Festspiele 1990
Screening: Kino Arsenal, Berlin Germany, September 2003

2003 "Weather Forecasting Opera" (2001/2003)
video opera, 9 min, color
Co-collaborator/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Co-collaborator/Composer: Thomas Meadowcroft
Producer: Filmautomat
Screening: Udk Berlin, Germany, December 2008

2002 "Kafka Goes To The Movies"
documentary, 52 min, color
Co-collaborator/Editor: Peter Sabat
Director: Hanns Zischler
Producers: Moviemento/ARTE France
Screenings: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 2002;
Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno 2002

2002 "Wanda Landowska's Stolen Instruments"
documentary music film, stereo, 28 min, color & b/w
Co-collaborator/Camera/Editor: Peter Sabat
Co-collaborator/Sound: Marc Sabat
Composer/Director/Producer: Walter Zimmermann
Screenings: Kammerensemble, Haus Musik, Berlin Germany, May 2007;
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2003;
Goethe-Institut Toronto, September 2002; Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Paris 2001

2001 "The Edge"
documentary, stereo, 35 min, color
Co-collaborator/Camera/Editor: Peter Sabat
Co-collaborator/Producer/Composer: Walter Zimmermann
Paintings: Robert Ryman
Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Screenings: Kammerensemble, Haus Musik, Berlin Germany, May 2007;
Goethe-Institut Toronto, September 2002

2001 "All Fine"
live opera with video, 20 min, color & b/w
Co-collaborator/Director/Editor: Peter Sabat
Co-collaborator/Composer: Thomas Meadowcroft
Producer: Bayerisches staatsoper
Performance: Bayerisches staatsoper, Munich, Germany, 2001

2000 "The Inside Shore"
visual art exhibition (solo)
Haus des Lehrers, Berlin, Germany, September 2000

1997-99 "Theatrum Mundi: Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition"
visual art exhibition (group)
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB (nationally touring)

1994 City of Saint John Gallery, Saint John, NB
visual art exhibition (solo)

1991 Galerie d'Art de l'Universite de Moncton, Moncton, NB
visual art exhibition (solo)

1989 Great George Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI
visual art exhibition (solo)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS/DISTINCTIONS/AWARDS (SELECTED)

2008 retrospective, "Blind Spot: Klang in Film und Video,"
Udk Berlin, Germany, December 2008

2007 Official program, "Berlin in Lights" festival, Carnegie Hall,
New York, "AUTOMAT (2007)"

2006 Official program, Kammerensemble, Haus Musik,
Berlin Germany, "AUTOMAT (1999/2005)"

2004 Official program, MaerzMusik festival,
Berlin Germany, "Three For Magister Zacharias"

2004 Official program, Michael Snow film retrospective,
Kino Arsenal Berlin, "Meeting in Toronto"

2003 Official selection, International Film Festival Rotterdam
for "Wanda Landowska's Stolen Instruments"

2002 Special presentation, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
for "Kafka Goes To The Movies"

COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS (SELECTED)

Goethe-Institut
freunde der deutschen kinemathek e.v.
Canada Council Art Bank

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

2007 "AUTOMAT (2007)," New York Times review, KNM Berlin
at Carnegie Hall, by Steve Smith, November 12, 2007

2007 "AUTOMAT (2007)" "Berlin in Lights" festival catalogue,
Carnegie Hall, New York

2004 "Three For Magister Zacharias"
MaerzMusik exhibition catalogue, Berlin Germany

1997 "Theatrum Mundi: Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition"
exhibition catalogue, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB