RECENT ALUMNI: Oppenheimer, Sarah
The focus of Sarah Openheimer's work is the feedback loop between constructed spaces and pedestrian motion. She studies how the built environment and human behavior reciprocally impact each other; most recently, the way that the visual progression of the human gaze is mapped by the contours of a given space.
Oppenheimer opens apertures in existing architectures, modifying the modular units that make up our standardized urban world. These apertures create new lines of sight within the space of display, and can function as both "holes" and "screens." This effect forces the viewer's gaze to toggle between object and void. The space of display is transformed from a container for specific objects into a vectored but non-linear series of filmic views.