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“One Year Performance (Cage Piece),” Tehching (Sam) Hsieh, Card, 1978-79

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Sam Hsieh In A Cage For One Year, photograph by Michael Shen. Postcard, 1981, size: 4 x 6 inches.

Sam Hsieh’s first duration performance was living for a year in an 11 x 9 x 8 foot wooden cage with only a wash basin, lights, a pail and a small bed. To make the performance even more difficult, Hsieh did not allow himself to talk, read, write or listen to radio or TV.