His constantly changing life-sized
collage, though anti-object was not intended to be anti-gallery. He was
not responding to the commercialism of the art world as did Vita Acconci or Chris Burden by making art which cannot be purchased.
Instead he was attempting to awaken creative freedom through ACTION. This exhibition was
gruelling for the artist. Terry Duffy had to be present during the entire every
hour the gallery was open to the public. His task as an artist was to
create a communication, a dialogue with the audience. His art cannot be
passively observed but involves audience participation. The experience of
pure, non-verbal dialogue with only the language of line, space, mass,
colour, was at once exhilarating and exhausting. With total freedom we
agreed on the rules of our "art game". It can be likened to a game of
chess except there can be no winners or losers.