The Perfect Place ( is on Top of Your Head)
Collection: Collectie ICC Antwerpen.
Performance by James Lee Byars during the Extra Terrestrial exhibition in the I.C.C. *The Perfect Place ( is on Top of Your Head)* is a short action in front of a select group of people where Byars placed a white orchid on the head of Lieve De Deyne, I.C.C. director Flor Bex' Wife. The performance was meticulously prepared, for instance, the orchid had to be especially imported from Brazil and Lieve her black dress was exclusively bought for this occasion. It is striking that such a carefully prepared action lasted only a few seconds, but for the artist, this was a perfect moment.
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The Perfect Place ( is on...
27 May 1976.
Performance by James Lee Byars during the Extra Terrestrial exhibition in the I.C.C. The Perfect Place ( is on Top of Your Head) is a short a
James Lee Byars / Extra T...
15 May 1976 - 13 June 1976.
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