Circle Puppets (1994)
Oppenheim, Dennis

collection Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

The installation occupies a corner in a space of about 5 metres by 4 metres depending on the space available in each location, and is made up of various materials including two puppets made of methacrylate pieces, metal cords, plastic balls, metal tubes, pieces of wood, rubber cords, two TV monitors and two DVD players showing the puppets in action. It was installed with the help of the artist, as this was the first time it had been exhibited at the MNCARS.

The piece presents a play between the present and the past and the transmission of energy through actions. With Circle Puppets, the puppets are the testimony to past actions.