Heitlinger is an award winning artist and writer. Her practice involves sonic art, performance, literature and critical design. She uses practice-based research as an ongoing inquiry into the relationship people have with their environment, and the ways they use creativity to survive in crisis situations.
Collaboration is essential to her practice, and she has worked with people from different backgrounds, communities and life-situations including the visually impaired, rubbish recylers in Cairo, street children in the Ukraine and members of the Romany Gypsy community in rural England.
Sara has a BSc in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and is currently studying for a PhD in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. She won a UNESCO Digital Arts Award for her project Privileged Tactics II about environmental sustainability (together with Franc Purg), and won a Time Out Short Story Award.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals around the world, most recently at Exit Art in New York, the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, and the Triennial for Contemporary Slovene Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.