|Part of the exhibition "Street Works IV", Architectural League of New York, October 1-31, 1969.
The terms of the exhibition were: anytime during the month, do a piece using any steet in New York City. My piece, then, was designed to use, potentially, all the time alotted, all the space available.
Each day, I pick out a different person, at random, in the street, any location: I follow that person as long as I can, until he/she goes off into a private place - home, office, etc.
A following episode might last two or three minutes (a person gets into a car, I can't grab a taxi in time, I can't follow); a following episode might last seven or eight hours (a person goes to a restaurant, a person continues his/her evening by going to a movie...)
The next month, there's a follow-up to the FOLLOWING PIECE: each day, a letter is sent to a different person, somewhere in the United States - each letter describes the particular details of the following episode that occurred on that day, one month before. A month after that, there's a follow-up to the follow-up: each day a letter is sent to a different person, outside the country - each letter notates the letter sent on that day, one month before, each letter describes the following episode that occurred on that day, two months before.