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  • Short Summary

    Yoko Ono performs strange concept art on stage in London.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    London

    VS Concept artist Yoko Ono seated on rostrum and fellow artist slowly cuts her clothing away while she sits motionless. He cuts down to her underclothes.

    VS of Yoko and her colleague climbing into a large black sack on their stage. They move around inside the sack. (Apparently this is called Bag-ism).

    (Orig. Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 29/09/1966.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3214.20
    Media URN:
    89952
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1966
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:26:00 / 01:57:08:00
    Canister:
    UN 4178 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The first part of this clip shows one of Yoko Ono's live artwork performances that she called "Cut Piece".

    The "fellow artist" referred to is Anthony Cox, Yoko Ono's former husband, (twice, in fact).

    Moving on to to the second half of the clip, the shots list says "(Apparently this is called Bag-ism)". However, the term bagism didn't originate until 1969, some three years after the filming of this clip.

    Instead, what we're seeing here is a performance of another of Ono's live artworks called "Bag Piece".

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