Dennis Oppenheim: Conversations

1980 | 00:28:00 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Art History, Artist Portraits, Conceptual Art, Installation, Interview, Visual Art

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Dennis Oppenheim was a prominent figure in various art developments throughout the ’70s. Oppenheim moved through body/performance art and related video work to earthworks to his current large-scale “factories.” In all of his work, the transference of energy is an underlying concern.

“Reading a commercial factory as a mental metaphor might be correct. Maybe what’s out there is hallucinated thought structures. Maybe Con Edison [the New York City utilities company] has a lot more to do with mental facsimile than one cares to believe,” Oppenheim says in this interview with Steven Poser produced for Soho TV.