In this talk, Sarah Oppenheimer gives an overview of the development of her practice ranging from her earlier examination of how people navigate space to her recent exploration of holes.

Oppenheimer’s works combine art, architecture, design and social research. The artist explores the compactibility of constructed environments. Her installations and objects are concerned with variable architecture like it was explored by Yona Friedmann, Peter Cook/Archigram or Cedric Price.

The artist doesn’t understand space as precast utopia, but as part of the social environment. She creates openings/holes that play with the viewing habits of the spectators and make them conscious to them. Like this technically and aesthetically unique objects are formed.

Artist talk at the American Academy in Berlin

October 30, 2008
DUVE Berlin