Tehching’s seminal work Time Clock Piece (1980-1981), will be showing at the Carriageworks from April 29th to July 6th. In this work, every hour on the hour, twenty four hours a day, for one year, Hsieh punched a time clock. At each punch, a movie camera shot a single frame. When edited together, one day was condensed into one second and one year reduced to around six minutes. The Carriageworks presentation marks the first time a major solo work by Tehching Hsieh will be presented in Australia. The installation comprises the documents the artist produced (photographs, film, time cards, and statements) as he observed the passing of time in this relentlessly methodical manner over a grueling one year period.
MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW:
1) Badman by Antenat (album Karavana, Dirty Old Label)
2) Mr. Bobby by Manu Chao (album Próxima Estación: Esperanza, Virgin Records)