BORDR exploration by sarah faulkner

This project traces the theoretical roots of “border-connections” to the

Borders run across continents. They cut between emotions, and divide objects and ideas. There are everyday borders and life changing big ones, beautiful borders and very dangerous ones – and all of them affect us.

We define a “border” as the space between two entities and develop concrete methods and projects to understand, define, and connect these in-between spaces on personal and global levels.

There are both hard and soft borders

Border Cultures focuses on surveillance and security, and, naturally, includes Charles Stankievech.

decision making

Working Process by sarah faulkner

Fragment, relics, materiality, found objects, abstract, ephemeral ...

I am interested in the relationships and tensions between colour, form, gesture, mark-making, and how they collide with accidental process. Fragments that sit alone or sometimes tell a story.

The visualisation of a passing thought. Non-representational or metaphorical aesthetics. Simple everyday materials. Fragments taken and put into contemporary context.

Happiness by sarah faulkner

Happiness has such a grip on popular imagination. We all want it.

Happiness can be defined as a positive emotional state of mind; hedonism; life satisfaction - a life that goes well

It can be measured by a short and long term view. I wish to consider:  the ways we seek fulfilment - material and cultural abundance; emotional states of mind,  - hopes dreams, ambition, focus; the things that matter to us and present – within my forthcoming work - a series of ‘fragments’ that define this highly sought-after state of being.


A response to conflict and migratory flux. Feelings of powerlessness - but not indifference - to an ongoing, overfamiliar narrative of news headlines that is more complex than we see or understand.

Human movement is presented through borders, barriers, edges, and the daily influx of headlines. Whether the information be personal or public, we each choose what we absorb and what we let slip away.