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Sarah Oppenheimer

Sarah Oppenheimer creates installations that make the viewer question the physical space. She obscures and transforms ordinary rooms into spaces that manipulate the viewer’s perception of the physical space. She cuts angled holes in the walls to abstract the corners, making them seem like they could open like an accordion while waking through them. Visitors have even reported cases of vertigo. Although it is possible to walk through the holes, it still requires you to be very aware of your movements.

The lighting in the room plays an important role in contributing to the overall feeling. Oppenheimer adjusts the lighting according to what the predicted temperature of light in each room will be, and adjusts the illumination so that the solid painted white walls contain various tints. From a distance, the corners almost appear as abstract flat surfaces.

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aka Le Corbusier

Recently I saw a play called "Une nuit Radieuse" (a radiant night) which basically spins off the famous Urban design concept "Ville Radieuse" (radiant city) by which Le Corbusier was quite famous for (besides his furniture you've seen at DWR or MoMA)

The play uncovers a small fraction of his persona, as a human, as man, as a husband, who enjoys the routine of swimming every morning in the French Riviera and painting in his one-bedroom cabin Le Cabanon.

Had I not seen, studied, and fantasized enough of his architecture marvels. This is a little exploration of his paintings, engravings and drawings that he started before and after he realized he was to become the Modernist architect, par excellence.


(top right) Geometric motifs 1912 |   (bottom left) Three bottles 1926



(L) engraving- The Modulor (1956)  |  (R) Icône 3, 1956


Drawing for many tapestry designs for Chandigarh


You may also find more info and works by Le Corbusier here.



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