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Dennis Oppenheim «Two Stage Transfer Drawing (Returning to a Past State)» | Returning to a Past State
Dennis Oppenheim, «Two Stage Transfer Drawing (Returning to a Past State)», 1971
Returning to a Past State | Photography | ©

United States | Participants: Chandra Oppenheim | Archive / Collection: ZKM Videosammlung, Karlsruhe

 Dennis Oppenheim
«Two Stage Transfer Drawing (Returning to a Past State)»

Dennis to Chandra Oppenheim. As I run a marker alomg Chandra´s back she attemps to duplicate the movement on the wall.My activity stimulates a kinetic response from her sensory system. I am, therefore, Drawing Through Her. Sensory retardation or disorientation make up the discrepancy between the two drawings, and could be seen as elements that are activated during this procedure. Because Chandra is my offspring and we share similar biological ingredients, her back (as surface) can be seen as an immature version of my own. In a sense, I make contact with a past state. (Dennis Oppenheim, Explorations, Milano 2001)


Dennis Oppenheim