Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh Art/Life: One Year Performance (Rope Piece), July 4, 1983 – July 4, 1984
The two artists were tied together by an 8ft rope and were not allowed to touch for one year.
The contract, signed by the two artists on 4 July 1983 stated the following:
We, Linda Montano and Teheching Hsieh, plan to do a one year performance.
We will stay together for one year and never be alone.
We will be in the same room at the same time, when we are inside.
We will be tied together at waist with an 8 ft rope.
We will never touch each other during the year.
The performance will begin on July 4, 1983 at 6 P.M. and continue until July 4, 1984 at 6 P.M.
This piece is one of various feminist performances in which a man and a woman are literally bound together. Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica’s Dialogue of Hands (1966), Abramovic & Ulay’s Relation in Time (1977) and Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti’s Before and After (2006) are some other examples.
Binding in this piece, becomes a metaphor of women’s cohesion to others, their sense of themselves as being defined not just by other people but those in connection to them.
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