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    Jackson Mac Low: Fluxus Poet

    Jackson Mac Low (September 12, 1922 – December 8, 2004), an early affiliate of the original group of Fluxus artists that surrounded George Maciunas, held distinction as being the first “poet of Fluxus”. While many Fluxus artists incorporated (and incorporate) text and visual poetry into the work, Mac Low was the first whose primary creative output was based in poetics. He was one of the key progenitors of mid-century chance operations for artistic creation output. In a 2014 exhibition at MoMA Mac Low was featured in The Poetry of Silence: Jackson Mac Low’s Drawing-Asymmetry In an excerpt from the exhibition text, Jordan Carter writes, In 1960, one year prior to beginning the Drawing-Asymmetry series,…

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    Fuxus: Just Getting to Know You

    It seems as though nearly everyone I meet, who isn’t “into” Fluxus, doesn’t know much about Fluxus. I.E/ They’ve never heard of it! I’ve come up with these four commonalities that encompasses most Fluxus work , and most of the Fluxus Philosophy. Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.[84 Fluxus is intermedia.[85] Fluxus creators like to see what happens when different media intersect. They use found and everyday objects, sounds, images, and texts to create new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts. Fluxus works are simple. The art is small, the texts are short, and the performances are brief. Fluxus is fun. Humor has…

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