This new work by Santiago Sierra is directly related with other previous works, for instance 111 Constructions with 10 Modules and 10 Workers (Zurich, 2004) or Arrangement of 12 Prefabricated Fortifications (Herzliya, Israel 2004) in which a series of geometrical forms were combined by the artist in different arrangements. The Penetrated is grounded in very similar way: the combination in couples of 110 elements with two colours and two genders. In this case, however, instead of solid geometrical bodies, they are human bodies. In other words: black men, white men, black women and white women combined in pairs on the basis of whether they penetrate or are penetrated. The persons’ faces have been digitally erased to accentuate the purely modular character of the actors.