Fluxus For Free

Posted by @ 3:35 pm on May 23rd, 2011

Very excited to learn about this new free digital edition of the out-of-print Fluxus Reader, via Jacket 2.

What is Fluxus you ask? A few introductory examples after the jump…

Yoko Ono – Cut Piece (1965)


Yasunao Tone – Anagram for Strings


Wolf Vostell – Sun in your head – television decollage (1963)



George Maciunas – End After 9 (1966)



Sonic Youth playing Piano #13 for Nam June Paik by George Maciunas



I Can Follow Instructions

…is a series of videos created after artist instruction works or scores.

The series acts as a video résumé, an affirmation of my ability to complete tasks and “work well with others.” Contemplating a culture of getting-things-done, to do lists, and project management these videos are a meditation on everyday work and task execution. Additionally, the videos set up a subservient relationship to a branch of the art historical timeline that influences my artistic practice.

Instructions by George Brect, Yoko Ono, Mieko Shiomi, Ken Friedman, Emmett Williams, Larry Miller, Robert Watts, and Douglas Gordon.



Brandon LaBelle performs John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing from 1950 by a deaf man (via Modisti)

Here is The Fluxus Performance Workbook

Here is the official Fluxus blog

Also, check out this Ubuweb podcast The Sound of Fluxus