September 21, 2011

Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh

Art/Life: One Year Performance (a.k.a. Rope Piece)

4 July 1983 – 3 July 1984

The two were tied together by an 8ft rope but not allowed to touch for one year.

The contract, dated 4 July 1983, signed by the two artists stated the following:


We, Linda Montano and Teheching Hsieh, plan to do a one year performance.
We will stay together for one year and never be alone.
We will be in the same room at the same time, when we are inside.
We will be tied together at waist with an 8 ft rope.
We will never touch each other during the year.

The performance will begin on July 4, 1983 at 6 P.M. and continue until July 4, 1984 at 6 P.M.

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