Her Mom: A Found Poem
She’d spent most of her time in factories
or in kitchens, stocking shelves
or making beds in hotels
She’d never had health insurance
Her $11,000 a year paycheck was too much
so she had to quit her job
apply for disability
and pay the first hospital bills with her savings
F–k, I’m so sick of this country.
The following URLs link to various articles about anti-art. Some dispute the opinion that I offer in my previous posting.
Making art out of anti-art by Travis Hugh Culley
(a very well written article)
What is anti-art anyway? Can anti-art even exist? Isn’t anti-art still art? These are all good questions. Anti-art is obviously still art. It exists within the cultural context of the art world and it cannot exist without art. Before one is tempted to be smugly dismissive of the anti-art movement though, one needs to consider …
On April 3rd of this year (2006) the members of Fluxlist established a collaborative community Blog. Incredibly, in less than two weeks the Fluxlist Blog has 36 members and has agathered more than 120 posts. All of these posts incorporate the Fluxus spirit of intermedia and collaboration. I recomend a visit by anybody interested in the new directions that Fluxus is taking while still maintaining the heart and soul of the original Fluxus movement.
Be sure to click on the “Archives” at lower right.
It is a busy blog with much to experience!
This project by Allen Bukoff is absolutely fabulous!
I have included one graphic and a bit of text, but you need to visit the site to get the whole picture.
[[image:bukoff-hole.gif:Portable Hole by Allen Bukoff:left:0]]
The (w)hole story is can be found at: http://www.fluxus.org/FluxusMidwest/PortableHole/index.html
Walter Cianciusi a Fluxlister and contemporary Fluxus artist has recently set up a Fluxus podcast which can be subscribed to using Apple iTunes.
To listen you just need to:
1. download iTunes 6 (free) for Mac or PC:
2. search for “Fluxus” in the Music Store page (podcast directory); 3. sign in “Fluxus” podcast.
The xml address for the Fluxus Podcast to feed in any podcast receiver (like Juice, Doppler, iTunes or whatever) is http://homepage.mac.com/cianciusi/podcast.xml
From a biography of Ray Johnson at http://www.rayjohnsonestate.com/ As his contemporaries became famous, Johnson receded from view, cultivating his role as outsider while maintaining his profile by communicating via mail art and the telephone. He parodied celebrity in performances, fake openings, photocopy-machine art, lists of famous names next to obscure names, and rubber-stamped signatures such …
The very first post on The Fluxus Blog said that Fluxus arrived in America in 1962. While 1962 may have been the year of the first Fluxus exhibition in America, Fluxus was happening in New York in the 1950s.
In the years 1957 to 1959 John Cage was teaching a music composition course which was attended by many of the early Fluxus activists, including Dick Higgins, George Brecht and Al Hansen. This was also where and when Allan Kaprow first conceived of, and exhibited his happenings, and other Fluxus artists were creating art and music events and were producuing the scores to performing the events.