Parallel Stress

Ruth Oppenheim, Parallel Stress, 2005.

Ruth Oppenheim, "Parallel Stress," 2005. Digital Print, 46.8" x 33.1".

“Parallel Stress” is a reenactment of a 1970 art work by Dennis Oppenheim.  The project unfolds not only as a reenactment but also as a search for the artist’s approval, and the attempt to locate the original site of the piece. By reenacting Oppenheim’s work and signing my last name next to his, I create a forced inheritance of his artistic legacy and shift his work 35 years into the future.

—Ruth Oppenheim,