So, should Fluxus be a visual-thing, a text-thing, a music-thing, or a WHAT-thing?

 

Wikipedia:Fluxus
http://www.fluxus.org/
brief history of fluxus(approve sites)

 

Expaneded Arts Diagram

 

Wikipedia:Henry_Flynt
Wikipedia:Geoffrey_Hendricks

 

It’s a shame how little there is here, given how big an influence fluxus has had over me.
Some things are digested and believed to be sprung full-grown from one’s forehead, after a while.

 

Reading about fluxus artists and fellow travellers hit me in college, and post-college when I lived in Budapest, and hung around (“volunteered” ???) at Artpool.

 

Eating a bean from a performance by Geoff Hendricks
Geoff Hendricks performing Flux Navy at Artpool, 1992 (YouTube)
look at 2:26, you can see fellow-beans from which my leftover sprung.
And the bean was digested.
And I became part of the the performance, and still am to this day.

 

There I am at 5:04, uncut-hair held up with a bandanna, the star-shirt, wild-eyed enthusiasm:

hendricks fluxnavy startshirt

 

 

 

 

After the performance I asked Hendricks how I would know if I was an artist.
And he said “if you think you are an artist, you are an artist.”
And that has made all the difference.

 

That and digesting the bean.

 

 

[viewing this video for the first time, it looks like I have a video-camera in my hands. Is some of this video my footage?!?!??! Or is that a digital camera? How small were video-cameras in 1993? 1993? It’s probably a film camera.]

 

 

Ben Vautier signing my arm.
Reading through the archives.

 

text events

 

 

See Also

Sonophilia.JohnCage
NamJunePaik
Sonophilia.HenryFlynt