Kristin Oppenheim


April 24 – June 21, 2015

Kristin Oppenheim is best known for her highly intriguing sound installations. Since the 1990s, she has installed these audio works both in exhibition spaces and in public spaces outdoors. Her interest in psychology, storytelling, and performance is apparent in the specific “staging,” into which the audience is literally immersed. In these “sonic spaces” she addresses issues such as memory, dreamlike states, the presence of absence, or the inner voice. The ghostly presence of the disembodied voice repeating song snippets over and again develops a narrative of great suggestive power.


Kristin Oppenheim, born in Honolulu in 1959, lives and works in New York City.