Tehching “Sam” Hsieh - One Year Performance (1978-79)
“In this performance, which lasted from September 29, 1978 through September 30, 1979, the artist locked himself in a 11′6″ × 9′ × 8’ wooden cage, furnished only with a wash basin, lights, a pail, and a single bed. During the year, he was not allowed to talk, to read, to write, or to listen to radio and TV. A lawyer, Robert Projansky, notarized the entire process and made sure the artist never left the cage during that one year. A friend came daily to deliver food, remove the artist’s waste, and take a single photograph to document the project. In addition, this performance was open to be viewed once or twice a month from 11am to 5pm.”
I’m about to leave. I ask him to take me home. The road home isn’t very long, and I know I’ll be getting off soon. But at this moment, I’m feeling such lovely warmth.
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.. And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
‘cause most of us are bitter over someone. Setting fire to our insides
for fun, to distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him..
Number one reason why I hate self-portrait assignments? Because the self-reflecting and analyzing of ones image and character puts me down. Every. Single. Time.
And I end up walking out wishing I was somebody else entirely.
Smarter. More beautiful. Thinner. Happier. Just different.
More than I am now.