Here Oppenheim instigates physical or perceptual transformations of the body through his own interventions. Of Nail Sharpening, Oppenheim writes: "Transformation occurs within the same system that initiates it. The act of depleting a surface (sanding) engages one in a ritual of self reduction. As I pass sensations from one part of the body to another, I oscillate from the position of instigator to victim."
These selected works are available within compilations only. For exhibition inquiries, please contact the EAI office. Requests for individual titles will be directed to Dennis Oppenheim studio.