DENNIS OPPENHEIM, photograph from 8mm film/video tape, 1970
Oversized human elements in a landscape represent the domination of mankind over nature. With his earth art projects, Oppenheim tries to capture these undeniable traces. He uses his own body to investigate the relation between man and outer space. In his body art, the painter himself is part of a greater body, demonstrating for example how the sun burns his skin. The video-recorded experiment Rocked circle – Fear demonstrates how stoning can also reveal new expressions of man.
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