Sara Magenheimer
The Rhythm of Plain White

February 13th - March 15th, 2015
Opening Reception, February 13th, 6-9pm

Interstate Projects is pleased to present The Rhythm of Plain White, Sara Magenheimer’s first solo exhibition in New York.

Working across a variety of media - including video, sculpture and photography - Magenheimer’s language-based practice treats objects, images and the human voice as raw material, personal signifiers and semantic stand-ins. Through rhythm and syncopation of visual détournement, she creates experimental strategies for reading the world.

*(In the following section please speak both Q and A lines. Please say “Q” and “A” as well – not “Question” or “Answer.”)

I have a few questions:

Q: Why is the pool so cold?
A: Because of the sun.
Q: What are you up to in your spare time right now?
A: Getting late.
Q: Getting laid?
A: Yes, I am.
Q: What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?
A: U but upside-down. I also like O because it’s the same coming and going. I was out late last night.
Q: What did you do?
A: I went to a club called “Wiggle Room"
Q: I don’t like going out to clubs.
A: Why not?
Q: I always feel so alone.
A: Oh, maybe you’re going for the wrong reasons?
Q: Why do you go anywhere?
A: When I need a loan I go to the bank.
Q: Tell me about how you eat when you’re alone?
A: I bought $15 worth of fruit and ate it all within 5 minutes.

*Script excerpt from the video, Slow Zoom Long Pause.

Sara Magenheimer is an artist based in Brooklyn and upstate New York. Recent exhibitions include; Document, IL, Chapter, NY, 247365, NY, Cleopatra’s, NY. Recent screenings include; The New York Film Festival, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cave, SiteWork, MOMA Portland, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, and Meet Factory, Prague. Recent performances include; Recess, MOMA P.S.1, Issue Project Room, Canada Gallery, and the Performa 13 Biennial. Her collaborative project, Bloopers, received commissions from Triple Canopy and EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a 2014 recipient of a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

Slow Zoom Long Pause EXCERPT