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Fluxus

  1. 1. Fluxus 1962-1978 <ul><li>Long long ago, back when the world was young_ that is, </li></ul><ul><li>sometime around the year 1958__ a lot of artists and </li></ul><ul><li>composers and other people who wanted to do beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>things began to look at the world around them in a new </li></ul><ul><li>way (for them). </li></ul><ul><li>They said: &quot;Hey!__coffee cups can be more beautiful that </li></ul><ul><li>fancy sculptures. A kiss in the morning can be more </li></ul><ul><li>dramatic than a drama by Mr. Fancypants. The sloshing of </li></ul><ul><li>my foot in my wet boot sounds more beautiful than fancy </li></ul><ul><li>organ music.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>And when they saw that, it turned their minds on. And they </li></ul><ul><li>began to ask questions. One question was: &quot;Why does </li></ul><ul><li>everything I see that's beautiful like cups and kisses and </li></ul><ul><li>sloshing feet have to be made into just a part of something </li></ul><ul><li>fancier and bigger? Why can't I just use it for its own </li></ul><ul><li>sake?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>When they asked questions like that, they were inventing </li></ul><ul><li>Fluxus. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Fluxus <ul><li>George Maciunas was the (non) movement's founder and the one who named the group/movement &quot;Fluxus&quot; The name derived from the Latin word that denotes a continuous passing or flowing, suggests the fluidity between media that marks the artistic activity of the period. This marked a continuation of the blurring and dissolution of conventional forms of art that had .begun early in the century with such movements as Futurism, Dada, and Russian Constructivism and that had reemerged at mid-century in a diversity of movements, groups, chance operations, Happenings, object music, concept art, and Fluxus. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fluxus Artists <ul><li>George Maciunas </li></ul><ul><li>George Brecht </li></ul><ul><li>Nam June Paik </li></ul><ul><li>Ben Vautier </li></ul><ul><li>Yoko Ono </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Watts </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>La Monte Young </li></ul><ul><li>early on... </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Beuys </li></ul><ul><li>and influenced by... </li></ul><ul><li>John Cage </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fluxus George Macuinas, invitation to event (1961) Venus De Milo apron (1970) Ben Vaultier &quot;Mystery Food” (1967)
  5. 5. Fluxus <ul><li>George Brecht, Benjamin Patterson, Yoshima Wada </li></ul>Robert Watts Post-Kit 1963 George Maciunas 1970
  6. 6. <ul><li>Fluxus has: </li></ul><ul><li>wit </li></ul><ul><li>no money </li></ul><ul><li>sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>an idea about art </li></ul><ul><li>sense of game </li></ul><ul><li>humanity </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Fluxus has: </li></ul><ul><li>wit </li></ul><ul><li>no money </li></ul><ul><li>sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>an idea about art </li></ul><ul><li>sense of game </li></ul><ul><li>humanity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fluxus &quot;The idea is a machine that creates art.&quot; -- Sol LeWitt, American Conceptual Artist
  9. 9. FluxKit
  10. 10. <ul><li>Gail Wight’s </li></ul><ul><li>Zoo Kit </li></ul><ul><li>wooden box, felt, </li></ul><ul><li>text test tubes, </li></ul><ul><li>DNA in solution </li></ul><ul><li>6&quot; x 12&quot; x 18&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>1997 </li></ul><ul><li>A small wooden box with racks of test </li></ul><ul><li>tubes holds the DNA for land, air, and </li></ul><ul><li>sea animals, the DNA for flora to </li></ul><ul><li>sustain them, and the DNA for a zoo </li></ul><ul><li>keeper. A tribute to Fluxus. </li></ul>Ode to Fluxus
  11. 11. Nam June Paik
  12. 12. Paik was a pioneer in early video art. His work was sculptural, highly technical and commented on our attraction and obsession with media.
  13. 13. Nam June Paik influence can be seen in contemporary electronic art like Alan Rath’s remarkable computer constructions.
  14. 14. Nam June Paik Egg Grows 1984 Gary Hill Inasmuch As It Is AlwaysAlready Taking Place 1990
  15. 15. Lynn Hershman Leeson
  16. 16. Jim Campbell Photo Of My Mother, 1996Custom electronics, glass, photograph, LCD material Shadow (For Heisenberg), 1993-94
  17. 17. Motion and Rest #2, 2002 Custom electronics Motion and Rest #1, 2002 Custom electronics Jim Campbell
  18. 18. Perry Hoberman C.U.I. Cathartic User Interface 1995-2000

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