Sarah Wood works with the found object, particularly the still and moving image, as an act of reclamation and re-interrogation. She works mainly with the documentary image to interrogate the relationship between the narrating of history and individual memory.

Recently she's been focussing on the meaning of the archive, in particular the politics of
memory, asking not only why some objects are preserved while others are ignored but also
why preservation is made at certain historical moments.

Wood also works with artists’ film as a curator. With Selina Robertson she co-founded Club des Femmes, a positive female space for the re-examination of ideas through art.