Screening | Tehching Hsieh, Time Clock & Outdoor Piece

  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece

10-6 pm – A

Tehching Hsieh, Time Clock (1980-1981)

 

For the Time Clock Piece, from 11 April 1980 through 11 April 1981, Tehching Hsieh punched a time clock every hour on the hour. At the beginning of the performance, Hsieh shaved his head and over the course of the piece, he took a photograph of himself each time the time clock is punched, marking the passage of time. These photographs were strung together into a 6-minute film.

 

Tehching Hsieh, Outdoors (1981-1982)

 

For the Outdoor Piece, from 26 September 1981 through 26 September 1982, Hsieh spent one year outside, never entering any buildings, trains, cars, ships, caves, or tents. He carried a sleeping bag. This 30-minute video captures Hsieh as he navigated through New York City.