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FLUXHIBITION - art in everyday life

Students will perform time-based art installations and actions. Preceded by a workshop at 7:00 pm to formulate one's own performances.

Date: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery

Contact: cchang

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What is a Fluxhibition, you ask? It's a made-up name for various time-based human art installations and actions that will occur on stage in the Braucher gallery. The performances are based on an art movement originating in the 1960s called Fluxus. The movement arose from the work of artists such as Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, and aimed to bring art into everyday life.

Evocative aesthetic experiences (art) surround us daily if we only dare to look, to which Fluxus hopes to call attention by putting everyday actions ad absurdum in the context of performance on stage. At the core of this movement is the democratization of art. Anyone can do art. Anything can be art.

In this spirit we will offer a short workshop at 7:00 pm before the main performance for those who wish to utilize some of the provided props to formulate performances based on their own inventiveness or the work of OG Fluxus artists. While we welcome and appreciate spectators, we encourage any and all to participate in the performances to fully appreciate the absurd and liberating effect of Fluxus. The cool thing about this movement is that anything and everything goes - within reason, given the nature of the space.

If actually getting up on stage seems like a little much for you, we still encourage you to come out and watch the madness from 7:30 to 8:30 om this Friday in the Perlman.

Here are a couple examples of original Fluxus scores to give you an idea of what you might see:

Lee Heflin's "Fall": Throw things that are difficult to throw because of their light weight.

Robert Bozzi: Two performers fight between themselves using two violins as if the violins are swords, axes, or clubs.

And you may watch a video of Yoko Ono's Cut Piece. 

You may also refer to the Fluxus workbook, which you can emulate or use as fodder for your own ideas.