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  Fluxus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fluxus (from "to flow") is an art movement noted for the blending of different artistic disciplines, primarily visual art but also music and literature.
Fluxus traces its beginnings to John Cage's 1957 to 1959 Experimental Composition classes at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Fluxus artists prefer to work with whatever materials are at hand, and either create their own work or collaborate in the creation process with colleagues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fluxus   (912 words)

 Fluxus - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fluxus is an art movement noted for the blending of different artistic disciplines, primarily visual art but also music and literature.
Fluxus emerged in New York City, spread to Europe and eventually took root in Japan.
Fluxus has also been compared to Dada and is seen as the starting point of mail art.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /fl/Fluxus.html   (146 words)

 networked_performance: Fluxus
Fluxus: act of a flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; a continuous succession of changes.
Fluxus allows you to write Scheme scripts that create graphics live, interpreting audio and OSC input as a source of animation data.
Fluxus also uses a fully featured physics library, which means you can script physical properties into objects and simulate them in realtime.
www.turbulence.org /blog/archives/001065.html   (159 words)

 Fluxus Heidelberg Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fluxus Heidelberg Center was founded by Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen.
Under the name Fluxus Heidelberg the artist duo are creating performance art and document everything on their site and with publications.
The Fluxus Heidelberg Center site (see link below) is the place where all Fluxus activities of the artist-duo Fluxus Heidelberg (Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen) are documented.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fluxus_Heidelberg_Center   (273 words)

Fluxus artists are not the first to apply this method, but Fluxus is the first art movement to declare this way of working as an entirely appropriate method for use over years of activity rather than as the occasional diversion.
Fluxus today isn't the Fluxus that was sometimes considered an organized group and sometimes referred to as a movement.
A debate that ends Fluxus with the death of George Maciunas is a debate that diminishes George's idea of Fluxus as an ongoing social practice.
www.artnotart.com /fluxus/kfriedman-fourtyyears.html   (10777 words)

This is a view of Fluxus that is echoed by Hendricks in his foreword to the book and is not only applicable to Fluxus but also to my reading of mailart in the USA in the sixties and seventies.
Fluxus was conceived in 1961/1962 by George Maciunas (1931 - 1978), a Lithuanian architect and designer and part owner of the A/G gallery, 925 Madison Avenue.9 A/G got its name from the forenames of Maciunas and his partner Almus Salicus.
Fluxus began outside Fine Art, with many of the people who joined Fluxus coming from non-art backgrounds working in the spaces between art forms and between art and life.10 In this way, they relate to mailartists with the participators not necessarily coming from an arts background and not signalling the importance of 'art'.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/palace/62/fluxus.html   (6028 words)

 ArtCommotion:Visual Arts
With her Fluxus colleagues Ono has elevated the insubstantial to monumental status, allowing us to contemplate the magic of the ordinary, as well as to comprehend the ordinariness of the seemingly profound.
Fluxus objects and performances are characterized by minimalist but often expansive gestures based in scientific, philosophical, sociological, or other extra-artistic ideas and leavened with burlesque.
In the '60s, when the Fluxus movement was most active, artists all over the globe worked in concert with a spontaneously generated but carefully maintained Fluxus network.
www.artcommotion.com /Issue2/VisualArts   (544 words)

Fluxus reads live audio or OSC network messages which can be used as a source of animation data for realtime performances or installations.
You might also be interested in the fluxus development blog for more screenshots and waffle.
Fluxus also makes use of scons for building, so you'll need to install that first if you haven't already too.
www.pawfal.org /Software/fluxus   (217 words)

"Fluxus is (or was) an international community of artists, architects, designers and composers sometimes described as "the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s." In the aftermath of the 30th anniversary exhibitions, Fluxus has been celebrated as a leading force in the development of post-modern culture and dismissed as a group of charlatans.
Fluxus successfully and somewhat problematically erased all distinctions between art, philosophy, design and daily life.
We distinguished between "Fluxus" and "Fluxism," etc. Finally it didn't matter, because we were still alive and changing and whether or not what we did was "Fluxus," it was also other things too and it simply stopped being useful to call it Fluxus.
www.fluxus.org /FLUXLIST/faq.htm   (1443 words)

 artnet.com Magazine Reviews - Fluxus Redux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fluxus is art as life, or as a way of life.
Fluxus performance began as a tweaking of the routines of high cultural musical performance during the late 1950s.
The leading professor of this mode of Fluxus, indeed the Breton of the movement, was the Lithuanian émigré George Maciunas.
www.artnet.com /magazine/REVIEWS/moore/moore11-8-01.asp   (1016 words)

 Life in Fluxus
Fluxus, in that phase of its history, was much concerned with overcoming the gap between art and life, which was in part inspired by John Cage's decision to widen the range of sounds available for purposes of musical composition.
A typical Fluxus composition was arrived at by selecting a time--3:15, say--from the railway timetable and considering all the sounds in the railway station for three minutes and fifteen seconds as the piece.
Ono's relationship to Fluxus is a matter of delicate art-historical analysis, but if she fit in anywhere, it would have been in the world Maciunas created around himself, where the artists and their audience consisted of more or less the same people.
www.thenation.com /doc/20001218/danto   (1530 words)

When they asked questions like that, they were inventing Fluxus; but this they didn't know yet, because Fluxus was like a baby whose mother and father couldn't agree on what to call it - they knew it was there, but it didn't have a name.
She was an old-fashioned lady, and when the television showed all the crazy things that her son George was doing at the Fluxus concerts, she was so embarrassed that she wouldn't go out of her house for two weeks because she was so ashamed of what the neighbors might say.
The janitor at the museum where the Fluxus concerts were happening liked them so well that he came to every performance with his wife and children.
www.artnotart.com /fluxus/dhiggins-childshistory.html   (1909 words)

Fluxus, the name given to a loose collective of New York and European neo-Dadaists, was the most experimental and radical art movement of the 1950s and 60s.
Fluxus artists sought to create art "events" which tested the limits of what we consider "music performance," "art exhibition," etc...
Fluxus art events frequently took their confrontational message outside theaters and galleries and into to the street.
www.nycgoth.com /more/fluxus   (370 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: Arts :: Dada's Children: Fluxus Redux
The early 1960s artists' collective known as Fluxus is among the most elusive "movements" of late twentieth century art.
Despite attempts to reconcile such anarchic art with the limitations of a traditional gallery space, the exhibit is unable to unweave the paradoxes inherent in its conception.
Fluxus is often pegged the "other tradition" of the twentieth century avant-garde, the irrational alternative to high modernism's fixation on form, structure and dogma.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=100866   (1106 words)

 Fluxus Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies
Literally meaning "a flow," the Fluxus movement advocated a shift from aesthetics to ethics in artistic values.
The "Fluxus International Festspiele" exhibition was held at Wiesbaden in September of that same year.
Fluxus artists shifted the importance from what an artist creates to the artist’s actions, opinions, and emotions.
wwar.com /masters/movements/fluxus.html   (166 words)

 Dear Fluxus
Letting Fluxus die is a terrific and unnecessary shame and I place most of the blame on you (the people to whom this letter is addressed).
We learned about Fluxus in one way or another and were struck by lightning, had an epiphany…and generally felt we had found a place where we really belonged.
Fluxus has the potential to be a bigger, more vibrant and creative force in the world today than even the project George Maciunas imagined.
www.nutscape.com /fluxus/homepage   (1305 words)

 The Fluxus Blog - Fluxus Information and Fluxus Musings
Fluxus' history and its current strains/traditions is a major focus of the two issue that Ken and i did not Visible language.
In the case of the Fluxus Free Zones the space is public and is defined by the time that the label remains in affixed to its substrate and by its visibility within the public space.
Fluxus has also been concerned with the theory and technology of intermedia (the intersections of different media) which would tend to preclude the use of any single dominant medium such as painting.
www.digitalsalon.com /weblog   (4320 words)

 [Air-l] Call for Papers - FLUXUS
Fluxus is a way of doing things, a tradition, and a way of life and death." Dick Higgins As a large and somewhat diffuse phenomenon, there can be no single approach to Fluxus.
As a forum of philosophical and artistic practice, Fluxus developed and demonstrated ideas that would later be seen in such frameworks as multimedia, telecommunications, hypertext, industrial design, urban planning, architecture, publishing, philosophy, even management theory.
Ken Friedman was an active participant in Fluxus, as an artist since 1966, as director of Fluxus West for a decade, and as editor of The Fluxus Reader for Academy Press.
listserver.dreamhost.com /pipermail/air-l-aoir.org/2001-June/000147.html   (601 words)

 Fluxus Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We've taken the liberty of filling in our diagram with a few of the many of folks from the original 1960s Fluxus projects and festivals, a few of the many projects and people that have been taking Fluxus in new directions, and some of the Fluxus activities outside of the realm of art.
The Fluxus of 1992 is not the Fluxus of 1962 and if it pretends to be - then it is fake.
The real Fluxus moves out from its old center into many directions, and the paths are not easy to recognize without lining up new pieces, middle pieces and old pieces together.
www.fluxus.org   (208 words)

 Fluxus Games Exhibition Mixes Hijinks and High Art - MASS MoCA - Absolutearts.com
Fluxus, a word chosen by Maciunas for its connotation of change, became a loose association of artists, some of whom were making work that the original Fluxus publication meant to document.
Fluxus drew upon a combination of sources that included Dada, Duchamp's readymades, Surrealism, Futurism, Spike Jones, and the music of John Cage to counter the belief that the experience of art was superior to that of life.
Fluxus Games at MASS MoCA, which opens on June 16 and will be on view through December 2001, compliments MASS MoCA's major exhibition Game Show, which features 30 artist-designed obstacle courses, word games, puzzles, and video games by some of the most important artists working today.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2001/06/16/28719.html   (855 words)

Fluxus artists favored a conceptual rigor and attentiveness to "insignificant" phenomena: a light going on and off, or a line of performers shuffling across the floor.
For example, in her early Fluxus film, No.1 (Match) (1966), the single gesture of lighting a match became a metaphor for the light of the projector and the illumination of its subject.
As with her Fluxus colleagues, Ono sought to confront the viewer and to expose the fictions and realities of the camera's representation of the world around us.
www.kunstwissen.de /fach/f-kuns/o_mod/ono.htm   (4271 words)

 Chapter 1 of Owen Smith's Fluxus: The History of an Attitude, discussing the relation of such proto-Fluxus artists and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The second modernism, or avant-garde modernism, is that of Futurism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, self-critical movements formed to pose general critiques of the cultural status quo and thus predisposed to draw into question the considerations of the rational, progressive, and utopian bases of the first modernism.
Fluxus exists and creates from the knowledge of this post-Duchamp (the readymade) and post-Cage the depersonalization of the artist situation.
The relationship between Fluxus and John Cage, who met Duchamp in the late 1940s and was profoundly impressed by his work, was much more direct than between Duchamp and Fluxus.
www.thing.net /~grist/ld/smith-fl.htm   (4190 words)

 The Fluxus Blog - Fluxus Information and Fluxus Musings
I have posited that Fluxus "happens when one feels that life and art must be taken so seriously, that it becomes impossible to take life or art seriously." I have also previously posted several other ideas, theories, and views about Fluxus.
Fluxus associated artists who have made extensive use of event scores in their work include Yoko Ono and George Brecht.
The difficulty in using intermedia as a determinant to identifying a particular artists or artwork as Fluxus is that it is not easy to identify what kind of objects exist in "the territory between art media and life media".
www.digitalsalon.com /weblog/archives/archive_2005-w51.php?month=2&year=2006   (699 words)

FLUXUS is also an invention of George Maciunas graphic artist, gallery director and small time entrepreneur.
Even though who and who was not in FLUXUS at any specific moment was dependent upon Maciunas' somewhat volatile mood, these European concerts provided a great deal of cross-cultural influence within the international community of experimental artists of that time.
The FLUXUS concerts at Fylkingen were particularly influential as a precursor to text-sound composition [3].
cotati.sjsu.edu /spoetry/ng2.html   (776 words)

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