Thursday, April 3, 2014
fluxus festival 1962
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO. AS WE PREPARE FOR OUR 'CONCERT FOR DOGS' WE MUST THINK ABOUT CONTINUITY, RISK, IDEAS, SPECTACLE, SOUND, GESTURE AND TIME. FLUXUS ART LIKES TO MAKE FUN OF HIGH ART. IT IS CHALLENGING HIGH ART. ARTISTS USED SCORES AND PERFORMED SOLO AND COLLABORATIVELY.
PERFORMANCE ART IN THE 1950S THRU THE 1970S USED THEIR BODIES DIRECTLY IN ACTIONS/GESTURES TO ASK QUESTIONS, EXPLORE, TRANSFORM. PLEASE RESEARCH SEVERAL ARTISTS' WORKS --- AND SPEND TIME CONSIDERING/ ANALYZING THEIR INTENTIONS AND HOW THE ARTIST PERFORMED THE WORK.
Using your body as the ART is about duration (time) and PRESENCE. You must have a firm intention.
What you do - the work, the gesture, the action - should convey meaning. YOU ARE THE OBJECT.