Alan Watts: Buddhism and Science (1960) [full length]
- July 20th, 2017
In this short film we hear the story of how Taiwanese performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s life as an illegal immigrant informed his piece One Year Performance 1980-1981.
Hsieh moved from Taiwan to the United States as a stowaway in 1974, living as an illegal immigrant until he was granted amnesty in 1988.
For One Year Performance 1980-1981, Hsieh rigorously punched a time clock every hour for 366 days from 11 April 1980 to 11 April 1981. The resulting installation consists of letters, statements, uniforms, photographs, punch clock and a time card.
Between 1978 and 1986 Hsieh made five year-long performances, followed by a thirteen-year performance of making art but not publicly showing it.
Selections from an interview conducted 1984, including a performance of Mississippi Goddam.
2009 The Art of The Steal. The Relocation of the Barnes Art Collection to Philadelphia or better known as the biggest robbery ever sold.
From the 1983 Serious Moonlight documentary, the segment featuring David Bowie in Bangkok.