Her practice references early engineering principles and inventions from the 1800’s. These precursors to cinema include pre-cinematic devices, the steam engine and clock time.
Imagining herself as a cinema pioneer she explores the interplay between the moving and the still, creating works that sit between the pre-cinematic and the digital. By discovering lo-fi ways to add movement to single images and commonplace objects and materials, her intent is to ignite wonder at the illusion of cinema.
Savinder is currently developing work for Whitstable Biennale 2021. Her ongoing series ‘The Pineapple Project’ will be performed at Space Studio, Baroda, India next year in a major group exhibition.
Savinder’s Jerwood Bursary will support her to learn new ways of implementing moving parts in her work through a series of bespoke tutorials with kinetic artists and makers.