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Produced by Albert Maysles and David Maysles
Filmmakers Albert Maysles and David Maysles

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©1965, directed by Albert and David Maysles, 16mm,
b/w, 8 mins

Film Synopsis:

Filmed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Cut Piece documents
one of Yoko Ono’s most powerful conceptual pieces.
Performed by the artist herself, Ono sits motionless on
the stage after inviting the audience to come up and cut
away her clothing in a denouement of the reciprocity
between victim and assailant.