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Who is the artist?
February 19, 2005 11:47 AM   Subscribe

I remember back in the 70s seeing a story on TV about an artist who filmed himself punching a timeclock every hour 24/7 for a whole year. At the end of the year he had a short time-lapse film of himself punching a clock 365 times. He had shaved his head at the beginning of the year, so you could see his hair growing over the duration of the film. He described how he had to structure his life in order to be able to do the filming every hour and how his mind began to short circuit from not getting enough REM sleep from sleeping in only hour-long stretches at a time. I'd like to see that film again. Does anybody else remember this story and/or who this guy is?
posted by wsg to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
is it called time piece?
it's by Tehching Hsieh.
posted by jstew at 12:06 PM on February 19, 2005


Well, that was quick. Thanks!
posted by wsg at 12:22 PM on February 19, 2005


365? What was I thinking? 24 x 365.
posted by wsg at 12:27 PM on February 19, 2005


Clip from the film, thanks to jstew's links.
posted by zsazsa at 12:32 PM on February 19, 2005


Make sure you mark as answered, wsg... ;)
posted by SpecialK at 2:52 PM on February 19, 2005


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