—Gabriel Arana, “Creaky Voice: Yet Another Example of Young Women’s Linguistic Ingenuity”
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.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
On July 9, 1975, conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Massachusetts in the Ocean Wave — a single occupancy sailing vessel — toward his birthplace in Holland, as part of a durational performance entitled “In Search of the Miraculous.” Remnants of the Ocean Wave were recovered off the shore of Ireland, but the artist was never found.