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Yoko Ono. Bag Piece (1964), performed during Perpetual Fluxfest, Cinematheque, New York, June 27, 1965. 1965 4441

Gelatin silver print, image: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" (19 x 19 cm); sheet: 9 15/16 x 8" (25.2 x 20.3 cm). The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift

Yoko Ono: When I did the Bag Piece, we go in the bag, and we're very different.

And also, we see the world through it, actually. And there's a big difference between the world and us, that way. By being in a bag, you show the other side of you, which is nothing to do with race, nothing to do with sex, nothing to do with you know, age, actually. Then you become just a spirit or soul. And you can talk soul to soul. I like that idea. To become something totally different.

And that's what you actually experience in the bag.