Sarah Oppenheimer: Sensitive Machine
Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director

Sarah Oppenheimer: Sensitive Machine
Hardcover, 112 pages



Sarah Oppenheimer: Sensitive Machine

Curated by Tracy L. Adler. 

This publication documents the four interactive artworks by New York–based artist Sarah Oppenheimer (born 1972) created for the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in the context of her greater artistic oeuvre.

Printed in five color with foil stamping, with striking reproductions and contributions by Tracy L. Adler, Suzanne Keen, Sarah Oppenheimer and Seph Rodney, the book explores the artist’s multifaceted approach to empathy, agency, audience and cocreation, among many other themes in her work. Oppenheimer considers the space of the museum as a site of experimentation, where visitors experience the curiosity and joy of transforming the artworks themselves. In Oppenheimer’s words, “You have to enter the temporal network in order for the work to exist.”

Edited with text by Tracy L. Adler. Text by Suzanne Keen, Sarah Oppenheimer, Seph Rodney.

Designed by Tim Laun and Natalie Wedeking.

Exhibition Dates: 
Wellin Museum of Art: September 4—December 12, 2021

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Two page spread of book, left side has spinning object, the right is table of contents