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Dennis Oppenheim «Forming Sounds»
Dennis Oppenheim, «Forming Sounds», 1971
Courtesy: ZKM Videosammlung, Karlsruhe | Videostill | © Dennis Oppenheim

 Dennis Oppenheim

b 1938 in Electric City, Washington (USA); 1965 Oppenheim earned his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (USA). He moved to New York in 1966 where he first taught nursery school and then high school art while working toward his first one-person exhibition in New York, held in 1968 when he was 30 years old. Dennis Oppenheim's conceptual artworks include performance, sculpture, and photographs. His early work tended to focus on performance actions that focus on representations of human and animal bodies. In the early 1970s, he was in the vangard of artists using film and video in relation to performance; lives and works in New York City.