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Sara Magenheimer / Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Sara Magenheimer
The Rhythm of Plain White
February 13th - March 15th, 2015


Interstate Projects

66 Knickerbocker Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237























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, The Rhythm of Plain White Pt 2.


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.