“Fluxus art was often presented in “events”, which Fluxus member George Brecht defined as “the smallest unit of a situation”. (…) Also contributing to the randomness of events was the integration of audience members into the performances, realizing Duchamp’s notion of the viewer completing the art work.
The Fluxus artistic philosophy can be expressed as a synthesis of four key factors that define the majority of Fluxus work:
- Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.
- Fluxus is intermedia. 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. Humour has always been an important element in Fluxus.”
The Paik restrospective in central Madrid with TV screens (remotely controllable from the street, with the right equipment) proved too much to resist…