Weeks 1-3: Happenings and Fluxus

Movements discussed: DADA (1916-1920), Bauhaus Theater (1919-1933), Action Painting (1940s), Gutai Group (1954-1972), Zen Buddhism, Fluxus (1962-1968).

Names dropped: Jackson Pollock, Atsuko Tanaka, John Cage, Allan Kaprow, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Alfred Leslie, Lette Eisenhauer, Yoko Ono, George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Al Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles, Charlotte Moorman, Yoko Ono, Nam Jun Paik, La Monte Young, Ben Patterson, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein.

Places mentioned: Black Mountain College, New School for Social Research, Reuben Gallery.

1: In groups of two, write a Fluxus score. Groups of two will then be merged into larger groups, combining 2-3 scores into a single 'event.' Fluxus scores to be practiced and performed for following class.

Image: Licking Piece, 1964, Ben Patterson
cover shapely female with whipped cream
topping of chopped nuts and cherries is optional


sebasf said...

so who's in charge here?

Andrea Grover said...

You are, Sebastian. Please sign up for a blogger account and then email me so I can add permission for you to post.

sebasf said...

this is my blogger account

JuliaInTheRye said...

I found some really interesting videos on youtube, incase anyone else is interested!


charlotte moorman interview (worth watching! shes really amusing to me!)


David Tudor performing 4'33 ( is this the original performance? There is another performance of it done by this huge symphony, haha.)


A really amazing John Cage Interview (from later on, but still very enlightening, I think.)

Also if you look up fluxus there are a few short fluxus films, too! There is one that has like two seconds of charlotte moorman's tv bra, but you cant see much, its mostly a big TEASE.

Fluxus Heidelberg Center said...

...Fluxus never stopped in 1968.

Yhe participants then are still active and the Fluxus group has grown.....

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I was wondering, what is this group about? I see it's a class. Are you just posting your findings? Let me know, it looks interesting.

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