Flux Us Now
Fluxus explored with a camera.
13th of April 3-6 h with Tunafish Sandwichs after an eventscore by Alison
What is Fluxus, who is Fluxus, when and where was Fluxus? Hardly any other
art movement is as difficult to define. Various writers have seen this as
the reason why the movement has not become better known or met with
greater success on the art market. Yet this supposition itself prompts a
number of questions: 1. Was Fluxus an “art movement” at all? 2. Did the
Fluxus artists actually aim for commercial success? In the light of this,
it is not exactly surprising that Eric Andersen, one of the very first
Fluxus artists, declared as recently as 2008 that no such thing as Fluxus
ever existed, and that the widely diverging forms of expression that are
now referred to as Fluxus would be more accurately characterized as
“intermedia”. There is also a lack of agreement as to which artists could
be described as belonging to or even just associated with Fluxus.
Consequently, “Fluxus” – whatever is meant by it on any given occasion –
is a term which provides a perfect basis for association with mythologems
and elaborate narratives. This is all the more true in view of the fact
that “actions” and ephemeral objects, editions and newspapers produce
something more complicated than the object-based art-historical trail that
traditional artistic activity normally lays down for its interpreters.
Chapter 1: Before Fluxus
Chapter 2: Beginnings of Fluxus
Chapter 3: What is Fluxus?
Chapter 4: Who was/is Fluxus?
Chapter 5: Authorship in Fluxus/Editions
Chapter 6: Something Else Press
Chapter 7: Gender and Sex in Fluxus
Chapter 8: Mr Fluxus George Maciunas
Chapter 9: Stars in Fluxus?
Chapter 10: Politics and Fluxus
Chapter 11: Gentrification
A research based film by Dorothee Richter and Ronald Kolb
Research by Dorothee Richter
Art Direction by Ronald Kolb
Editing: Ronald Kolb and Dorothee Richter
Camera: Kurt Reinhard, Christoph Schreiber
Photography: Christoph Schreiber and Jurek Baumann
Music: Leo Merz, Dennis Knopf
Postproduction and mixing: Robert Kaiser
Editing in the studio of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart e.V.
We are thankful to our supporters:
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste:
Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts Department
of Cultural Analysis and
Z+, Plattform für diszipinen-übergreifende Aktivitäten
Dr. Dorothee Richter
Head of Postgraduate Program in Curating
Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts
Zurich University of the Arts
www.curating.org study program
Am 07.04.13 12:57 schrieb "Pauline de Souza" unter
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>I know this has nothing to do with the April discussion. I just wanted to
>point out that Tatiana Bazzichelli's book Networking: The Net as Artwork
>is an interesting read and relates to previous discussions. Hope you get
>a chance to read it.
>All the best,Pauline.
>> Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:04:16 +0000
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>> Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] Interesting article
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