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Time and isolation as performance art: A note

Institution: Sage Publications

In a series of five year-long works the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh captured critical aspects of the prisoner’s experience including the meaning of time, the rigours of solitary confinement, the impact of homelessness and the pressures of inescapable company. These were performed in unambiguously stark, and deeply personal, terms. In a way these pieces of art might be considered partial prison parables which point to, but do not explicate, lessons from which anyone deprived of their liberty might learn.

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. () Time and isolation as performance art: A note [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 12th November 2019].


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