Screening of "Psychohydrography", a Rappmund's singular film, composed entirely of single frame photography and a highly crafted sound track. Followed by a Q&A with Artist Sarah Oppenheimer, architect Wes Rozen (SITU STUDIO) and architect Uri Wegman (The Cooper Union), moderated by Paul Dallas
"Psychohydrography" (Peter Bo Rappmund, USA, 2010, 62 min.)
Rappmund's singular film, composed entirely of single frame photography and a highly crafted sound track, is a hypnotic meditation on the hidden infrastructure of modern life and the secret life of the one element that makes it all possible. Tracing the flow of water from the mountains of Nevada, through Los Angeles and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean, the viewer tours interstitial spaces and experiences the physical transformation of the landscape.
"the journey of an artist who wishes to show the inherent conflicts of our man-made universe while remaking it himself." Michael Joshua Rowan, ARTFORUM'
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Sarah Oppenheimer received a B.A. from Brown University in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1999. Recent projects include MF-142 at Annely Juda, London; VP-41 at Art Unlimited, Basel; and Automatic Cities at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Drawing Center, the Sculpture Center, Skulpturens Hus (Stockholm), the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Mattress Factory among others. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship 2009, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2007, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art 2007, an NYFA fellowship (in the category of Architecture/Environmental Structures) 2006, and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship 2003. Ms. Oppenheimer joined the Yale faculty in 2003 and was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2005.
Westley Rozen grew up in five of the United States before settling in New York to attend Cooper Union in 1999, where he received a Benjamin Menschel Fellowship. In 2006, he pursued research in Copenhagen under a grant from the Danish Arts Council. His interests in film, mechanics, and animation have informed components of projects at Situ Studio and teaching positions at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the Aarhus Architecture School, Denmark and the Royal Academy School of Architecture, Denmark.
Uri Wegman received his B.Arch from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in 2008. He is the director of Folding Enterprises, a studio headed by the artist Sarah Oppenheimer, where he works on a variety of projects focusing on the exploration of light, perception, materials and structure through interventions in existing built environments. He is currently teaching first year Architectonics at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Wegman has also served as a visiting critic of design studios at Columbia University, City College, Pratt Institute and RISD.
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