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Other Minds Presents:
Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, (Sept. 17, 2011)

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Item Type: Video Duration: 103 min
Event Type: Inter-Media / Visual Arts Program Origin: Other Minds

Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, was a three day event honoring the past half decade of Fluxus, a loose association of like minded conceptual and performance artists. The series of events, which included a selection of films, a radio broadcast, and a live performance, was sponsored by Other Minds, and held in San Francisco from September 15 - 17, 2011. The last day featured live performances of a selection of iconic Fluxus works by some of its founding and/or more famous artists. The evening began with George Brecht’s “Solo for Contrabass” in which a string bass is polished on stage. This was followed by Yoshi Wada’s “Yoshi’s Sound Store” in which various auditory events were presented for potential sale. After the intermission Dick Higgins’ brief but arresting “Danger Music No. 17” was presented, followed by a rather lengthy work “Fluxus with Tools” in which Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins examined the connections between art and food while referencing many famous early Fluxus works, and ending with a salad that is shared with the audience. Next were three short works by Yoko Ono, including “Wall Piece for Orchestra,” as well as “Solo for Violin” by George Macuinas. The evening concluded with another piece by Alison Knowles which called for a performer to be dressed in large pieces of paper and cloth. While often considered anti-art by many traditional critics, it has been suggested that what Fluxus artists were truly striving for was an intense examination of the ordinary, or extraordinary events examined in order. Regardless of whether there is any meaning intended by any specific piece the overall effect is one of refreshing humor mixed with occasional flashes of insight.

Part 1 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Solo for Contrabass (1962) (8:00) / George Brecht
Performers:  Adam Fong, performer
Genre:  Performance Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Brecht, George ; Fong, Adam, 1980-
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
Part 2 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Yoshi’s Sound Store, for speaker, electronics, and tuning forks (2011) (19:57) / Yoshi Wada [world premiere]
Performers:  Yoshi Wada, speaker
Tashi Wada, stage assistant, electronics, and tuning forks
Genre:  Performance Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Monologues with music (Electronics) ; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Wada, Yoshi ; Wada, Tashi
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
Part 3 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Danger Music No. 17, for solo voice (1962) (0:32) / Dick Higgins -- Fluxus with Tools: An exploration of the sound of vegetables, for two performers (41:25) / Alison Knowles [with lecture by Hannah Higgins]
Performers:  Luciano Chessa, vocals (Danger)
Alison Knowles, performer (Fluxus)
Hannah Higgins, performer (Fluxus)
Genres:  Performance Art; Interactive Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Interactive art; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Higgins, Dick, 1938-; Knowles, Alison, 1933-; Higgins, Hannah, 1964- ; Knížák, Milan ; Klintberg, Bengt af, 1938- ; Brecht, George ; Miller, Larry (Composer); Vautier, Ben, 1935- ; Williams, Emmett ; Filliou, Robert; Maciunas, George, 1931-1978 ; Andersen, Eric, 1940-; Chessa, Luciano, 1971-
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
Part 4 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Lighting Piece, for one performer and match (1955) (0:29) / Yoko Ono -- Sweep Piece (1955) (3:00) / Yoko Ono -- Wall Piece for Orchestra (1962) (0:10) / Yoko Ono
Performers:  Adam Overton, performer (Lighting)
Luciano Chessa, performer (Sweep ; Wall)
Genre:  Performance Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Ono, Yōko; Overton, Adam; Chessa, Luciano, 1971-
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
Part 5 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Solo for Violin (1962) (5:00) / George Maciunas -- Sanitas No. 35 (1962) (4:46) / Tomas Schmit
Performers:  Luciano Chessa, performer (Solo)
Adam Fong, performer (Sanitas)
Adam Overton, performer (Sanitas)
Genres:  Performance Art; Interactive Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Interactive art; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Maciunas, George, 1931-1978 ; Schmit, Tomas ; Chessa, Luciano, 1971- ; Fong, Adam, 1980-; Overton, Adam
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
Part 6 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Loose Pages, for two performers (1983) (13:57) / Alison Knowles
Performers:  Hannah Higgins, performer
Alison Knowles, performer
Genre:  Performance Art
Subject:  Performance art; Conceptual art; Fluxus (Group of artists)
People:  Knowles, Alison, 1933-; Higgins, Hannah, 1964-
Recording Date:  9/17/2011
 
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