F L U X U S C O L L E C T I V E • E X C E R P T S
The theoretical Fluxus Collective informs the history of the group. Fluxus performances have been a shared culture of realizations of the event scores, interchanged by artists. In that sense, the scores are embedded with ambiguities, free from rigor of exactitude but subject to certain restrictions and judgements.
Characterized by variations, re-arrangement and sometimes mentorship by the artists originating the score, a select group of pieces have become cherished and familiar “classic” works. Analogous to compositions by musical composers, the execution of the score is often reflective of site, technical means, and performers’ sensibilities.
The results, after over decades of repetitions and innovations, show an “ever-expanding universe of events” to quote Robert Watts from his statement about Yam Festival in 1963.
Fluxus Festival Miami, Subtropics 19 • 2007
OFF LIMITS: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde
at The Newark Museum
Opening Performance of Works by George Brecht and Robert Watts