2- Stage Transfer Drawing. ( Advancing to a Future State).

1971 

Boise, Idaho. Erik to Dennis Oppenheim

"As Erik runs a marker along my back, I attempt to duplicate the movement on the wall.  His activity stimulates a kinetic response from my sensory system.  He is, therefore, drawing through me.  Sensory retardation or disorientation makes up the discrepancy between the two drawings, and could be seen as elements that are activated during this procedure.  Because Erik is my offspring, and we share similar biological ingredients, my back (as surface) can be seen as a mature version of his own...in a sense, he contacts  his own future state."

2- Stage Transfer Drawing. ( Returning to a Past State). 

1971

Boise, Idaho Dennis to Erik Oppenheim.

"As I run a marker along Erik’s back, he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall.  My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his memory system.  I am, therefore, drawing through him.  Sensory retardation or disorientation makes up the discrepancy between the two drawings and could be seen as elements that are activated during this procedure.  Because Erik is my offspring, and we share similar biological ingredients, his back (as surface) can be seen as an immature version of my own....in a sense, I make contact with a past state."