venerdì , 26 Aprile 2019

Fluxus

Performance artist Carolee Schneemann dies aged 79

The artist Carolee Schneemann, who fearlessly confronted taboos around sex and gender, has died aged 79. Schneemann is perhaps best known for her 1964 film Meat Joy, an orgiastic hymn to the human body that featured underwear-clad dancers writhing around together with raw meat and mackerel. It was one of many groundbreaking works created during a 60-year career, in which Schneemann never …

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Maurizio Chiantone | Skēnè :: InVisible Streams

Skēnè The Poetics of Skēnè – Draft   /  This work is measured with iron, more precisely with non-disposed and rusted pipes, but theses, shiny, vibrant, stacked to structure windmill-like bamboo columns that rigid tools defined for drawing a useful volume. Building builder slaves will now become protagonists by becoming architecture themselves that is well placed in post-modern and new …

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Pieter Vanderbeck | Five O’Clock in the Morning (1966)

1966, 5:20 min, b&w, silent “5 O’clock in the Morning,” Pieter Vanderbeck. 1966. This video shows the slow motion of chestnuts and rocks after they’ve been dropped on a hard surface. The objects ricochet off of each other, spiraling in different directions. It reminded me of what are typically used as objects in still life drawings/paintings being seen in motion. Each rock …

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Nam June Paik | Hommage a John Cage

Compie i suoi studi di estetica, arte e musica a Tokyo dove si laurea con una tesi su Arnold Schönberg. Tra il 1958 e 1963 partecipa alle manifestazioni Fluxus a Düsseldorf, è in contatto con artisti come John Cage e Wolf Vostell. Partecipa ad una mostra considerata oggi la prima esposizione di video arte, dal titolo Exposition of Music – Electronic television (Wuppertal, 1963) dove si mescolano musica elettronica e immagine elettronica. Paik …

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Joe Jones, Smoking | 1966

Fluxus video art “Smoking” by Joe Jones The Fluxus movement of the 1960s brought together a wide range of artists who work in different mediums to create an anti-art aesthetic. This video by Joe Jones entitled “Smoking” from 1966 is 5 minutes and 10 seconds of video showing a puff of smoke that appears stagnant moving slowly through the frame. The …

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Jean Tinguely – Tinguely parla di Tinguely

Sono un artista del movimento. Ho cominciato facendo pittura, ma mi sono arenato, ero in un vicolo cieco. La storia dell’arte e la scuola di belle arti mi avevano bloccato, partivo handicappato in pittura, sono rimasto intrappolato dai quadri, quanto potevo fare con i quadri era di aspettare che fossero esauriti e non riuscivo mai a giungere alla fine. Allora …

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Joseph Beuys Filz TV

Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV (Felt TV) (1970) Author: Walker Art Center Date: 2000 Institution: Walker Art Center This multiple, a relic of Joseph Beuys’ action Felt TV (1966), is composed of three props (the boxing gloves, felt pad, and sausage) and a film of the performance. In the 11-minute film, Beuys explored metaphors of communication and energy through the medium of television. As the TV broadcast a talk …

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Larry Miller, Flux Concert, 1979

Flux Concert Larry Miller 1979, 81:45 min, b&w, sound On March 24, 1979, The Kitchen hosted a concert of reconstructed historical Fluxus performances. Over forty short pieces by thirty artists and composers were performed (with occasional assistance from the audience) and are included in this documentation. Among the pieces featured were compositions by renown Fluxus artists Yoko Ono, Ben Vautier, …

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Henning Christiansen & Joseph Beuys – Requiem of Art Op. 50

“We were of course very impressed by Cage when we were in Darmstadt, but he has his house and I have mine.” — Henning Christiansen While countless pages of energy, words and print have been laid down concerning such alternative musical heroes as Sun Ra, Stockhausen, Miles Davis and John Cage to name but four, relatively little attention has been …

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