- Arts & Culture
- Spoken Word
Kristin Oppenheim produces vocal works not as a musical artist, but for exhibition. Her works are repetitious, consisting of looped recordings of her own voice panned from left to right so as to sweep across the gallery. Notable for her immersive sound installations, Oppenheim saturates exhibition spaces with haunting narratives, touching on fragmented memory that blur the lines between reality and abstraction, often using the physicality of sound to underscore an emotional tension between the absence and presence of her voice. A fascination in working with language that abstracts the narrative, permeates her work as expressed in both audio and visual media.
Oppenheim has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as MAMCO Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Geneva, The Secession, Vienna, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others; and is in such collections as The Art Foundation Mallorca CCA Andraxt, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MAMCO Geneva Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, and Centre Pompidou.
This episode was produced in anticipation of an upcoming exhibition at 303 Gallery in New York. The opening has been postponed due to COVID-19.