X-PRESS Revisited Entry 3November 5, 2015

I have processed more photographs and ephemera from our collaborations. The performance photo below is from a collaboration we titled, “Void Where Prohibited” . We were invited by Sandra Amitay at the University of Akron to install artwork on the construction fence around a site of a parking deck in April of 1979. We decided to dig a hole under the fence. It was raining so we donned black trash bags as raincoats, the time was 2:30 pm. Just after we finished digging the hole and were about to attach a sign above the hole with the title, “DEFENSE”. We were stopped by R. Henry of the University of Akron Security department. He wrote us up and stated in his report, ” I informed David Hartz…and Michael Horvath…that they are to fill in the hole under the construction fence for the new parking lot deck and (sic) the west side. They had legitimate papers from the University of Akron to hang “items” on the fence, but not to dig under the fence into the construction site. If they have any questions, I informed them to contact our office.”

We filled in the hole and then came back at 5:00 pm with a pair of newly purchased handcuffs and locked them to the fence on the other end of the handcuffs we attached a wire cutter along with a sign that said “LOOPHOLE”. Sometime between 8:00 pm and 9:15 the next morning, “LOOPHOLE” was completed. Someone had cut the fence where the handcuffs and wire cutter were hanging and stolen them, leaving a hole in the fence and our “LOOPHOLE” sign.

We published a small xerox booklet that had all the documentation for this collaboration.


The next photos show one of our first performances which was to issue Artistic Licenses to the audience. I have photos of the front and the back of the licenses here.





The rest of the photos are promotional items for various performances.