Conceptual Gallery One
NUDE IN CIRCLE
A room approximately twenty feet by twenty feet with normal lighting, white walls,
and a wood floor wherein a circle, having a diameter of approximately fifteen feet,
is drawn in white paint one inch wide. The room has one doorway with opaque
black drapes which will allow a visitor to enter and exit without other visitors being
able to see into the room. The room is void of all furnishings except for one swivel
chair which has a back but no sides. The chair is in the middle of the room - the
center of the circle.
A young woman, fully nude, is seated in the swivel chair. She is tied to the chair by
ropes at her neck, waist, and legs. Her hands, also tied, are clasped and in her lap. Her
feet are untied, allowing her to easily swivel the chair in a smooth and steady manner.
Instructions to Visitors:
One visitor at a time will be permitted to enter the room. The visitor will be allowed to
walk around the room for three minutes, but must at all times remain outside the circle -
giving the visitor approximately two and one-half feet of room perimeter in which to
walk. The distance between the actor and the visitor will be approximately eight to nine
The woman in the chair will be silent and emotionless as she stares at the visitor and
closely follows the visitor's movements, by swivelling the chair, as the visitor walks
around the room.
[This piece is based on the following diary notations from 1976.]