One Year Performance: 1980-1981

Tehching Hsieh


A DVD documenting the work of renowned Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh in 1980.

One Year Performance: 1980-1981 sees Hsieh create a monumental durational work in which he punched a time clock on the hour of every hour, twenty four hours a day, for an entire year.

This DVD of unedited stills captures the moment just after Tehching has punched each hour on the time clock, and presents each punch as a single frame captured on 16mm camera.


Tehching Hsieh, 2006, DVD-PAL, 6 minutes.

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