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Robert Morris, Site, 1964. Performance view, Stage 73, Surplus Dance Theater, New York, February 1964. Carolee Schneemann and Robert Morris. Photo: Hans Namuth.

OH DEAR BOB . . . your death is unacceptable. Your absence joins the current stampede of death, diminishing the continued conversations among my generation. Missing in action. I am so grateful for our wonderfully enriching history and for the configuration of friends and work that surrounds the years we shared. We were neighbors here in the Hudson Valley, and it’s wrenching to consider that we cannot anticipate more good times together.

The fact is that Site remains a visionary, transformative event that forever reshaped references to historic imagery.

I wanted you to know that taking the part of Olympia in Site, 1964, was a marvelous adventure for me. I was thrilled to reinvigorate that historic icon. There has been too much retroactive criticism of Site as lacking in feminist principles. In 1963, such principles were barely emergent—the immense gender transformations

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