Tehching Hsieh: One Year Performance

Tehching Hsieh performed a year long art performance by locking himself inside a wooden cage furnished only with a wash basin, lights, a pail, and a single bed. He was not allowed to talk, read, write, or listen to radio and TV.


He started this performance clean shaven with a bald head and had someone photograph his progress daily. By the end of the year, he was the long haired hippie you see in this picture. A neat article can be found here: www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/arts/design/19perf.html

  • Andrew Tso 5y

    This shot is simply amazing. I see that you're already in NY. enjoy every minute of it, I miss it already!
  • Neil Ta 5y

    Actually, I took this back in May! Sorry...still discovering shots from 7 months ago!
  • velouria! 5y

    Very nice! Love the perspective!
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