April 11 — July 6, 2008
Currents 102: Sarah Oppenheimer is an exhibition by the artist, entitled Horizontal Roll, that offers a cinematic view of contemporary works in the Museum’s collection. Oppenheimer creates installations that reconfigure the built environment. In Horizontal Roll, she uses architecture to generate a “filmic” experience. Shaped holes puncture walls, framing vistas into adjacent spaces constructing views of works of art from the Museum’s contemporary collection. Each hole operates as a collection of frames, animated by the motion of the viewer. The form of each hole is based on the structure of the camera lens and, in concert with the viewer’s motion, comprises a cinematic”shot.” The precise combination of shots is determined by the viewer’s motion. Unlike a traditional film, Horizontal Roll is an active cinema, one that incorporates the viewer’s movement. The gallery visitor will determine the film’s narrative through his or her visual procession through the exhibition.