One Year Performance 1980—1981 by Tehching Hsieh
Artist captures self-portrait every hour, every day, for a year … from 1980 to 1981.
For one year, from April 11, 1980 through April 11, 1981, Hsieh punched a time clock every hour on the hour. Each time he punched the clock, he took a single picture of himself, which together yield a 6 minute movie. He shaved his head before the piece, so his growing hair reflects the passage of time.