The presentation of One Year Performance 1980-1981 (commonly referred to as Time Clock Piece) at Carriageworks marks the first time a major solo work by Tehching Hsieh has been presented in Australia. This extraordinary work, the second of his One Year Performances, follows Hsieh as he punched a time clock in his studio, every hour on the hour, twenty-four hours a day, for an entire year.

The installation comprises the documents the artist produced (photographs, film, time cards, statements) as he observed the passing of time in this relentlessly methodical manner over a gruelling year-long period. Presented by Carriageworks.

Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance 1980-1981 (detail), 2014, Carriageworks, Sydney. Image: Zan Wimberley