Sunday, 15 May 2011

Tehching Hsieh - One Year Performance 1980 - 1981

The second of a series of five one-year performances by New York-based Taiwanese artist Tehching 'Sam' Hsieh; The artist clocked in to a factory-style clocking machine on the hour every hour for a period of one year. 

This piece followed a year of living in a cage, for the third year he lived outdoors, in the fourth, he was tied to another artist, Linda Montano with a two-metre rope, they never touched. The fifth year was entitled 'No Art': ‘I not do ART, not talk ART, not see ART, not read ART, not go to ART gallery and ART museum for one year. I just go in life.’