Star Exchange


“We measure each other’s outstretched bodies and plot the dimensions on the ground using standard white lime. After remaining within these tolerances for a short while, we exchange spaces. Erik (9 years old) advances and assumes my dimensions. In return, I force my body to fit his physical limits.” —Dennis Oppenheim, 1971

Performance with Dennis and Erik Oppenheim in Aspen, Colorado, recorded on 1/2" black-and-white videotape, converted to digital file on continuous play. 25 mins.