Helga Hizer

Annual Rings (After Dennis Oppenheim, 1968), 2013

08:30 min HD Single Channel Video

This video is documentation of the re-creation of Dennis Oppenheim’s 1968 performance/land work, Annual Rings.  Oppenheim’s rings joined two sides of Saint Johns River which serves as the boundary between Maine, USA and New Brunswick, Canada and the Eastern and Atlantic standard timezones.  The 2013 homage was performed on the Missouri River that runs through my birth state of North Dakota and separates Mountain and Central standard timezones. In the middle of an oil boom, this site is also the crossroads between the mechanical time of industry and the biological time of a rural farming and ranching community.