The Last Dance: detail of "cactus" and "hands"
La última danza
Known for his kinetic, conceptual, and highly imaginative works, New York artist Dennis Oppenheim created an installation entitled "The Last Dance/La última danza" for a gallery space at the Children's Museum of San Diego. The piece consisted of four pairs of cacti forms spinning together in a disjointed dance to a cacophony of music emitted from a number of 1940s radios, a record player, and a bass drum randomly beaten by a mechanized pedal. The seeming chaos of the disharmonious music and the spinning cacti figures - that both strive for closeness, yet at the same time present harm to each other - suggests relationship, especially between two cultures, where elements come together, sometimes clash, and always intertwine. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 03, Item 250)
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
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Styrofoam; fiberglass; beeswax; paint; Drum; French horns; record players; stroboscopic lamps; timers; radio receivers
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Shared Shelf: 16715531
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Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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