Performance by Geoffrey Hendricks, Silent Meditation

October 14–15, 1972. After stations in New York and London, Geoffrey Hendricks presents his performance Silent Meditation in the ballroom of the Neue Galerie in 1972. Accompanied by Stephen Varble’s performance Blind Walk, on two days Hendricks dwells meditatively, interrupted by jotting in a notebook, on a pile of earth under which diverse objects from earlier performances are buried. Twenty-four white mice scurry around, symbolically borrowed from a happening staged by his fellow-artist Dick Higgins (Mice all over the place).