SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), 75 3rd Street, now redeveloped

Exhibition: Second Generation (14th March 1975)

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This night of performances was a celebration of MOCA’s fifth anniversary and, according to Marioni, the last group exhibition at MOCA. (Foley 1980: 160)

In a wedge-shaped space with large rectangular grids painted on opposing walls, Sapien and Mike Hinton worked at recreating a relatively simple drawing by following instructions delivered via headphone from Cyd Gibson. Sapien and Hllton were on MOCA’s second floor. Gibson on the third floor. The drawing was presented to Gibson in grid sections on slides projected on the wall in front of her. Television monitors fed by cameras fixed to helmets worn by Sapien and Hilton showed Gibson what was going on downstairs and also provided the only means of seeing available to Sapien and Hinton. Off in a dark corner Craig Schiller mixed feeds from all the various cameras and monitors into a dense video sandwich. (Kent 1975: 5)

Curator(s): Tom Marioni

Participants: Richard Alpert, Jim Pomeroy, Darryl Sapien with Michael Hinton, Stefan Weisser, Irv Tepper.

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