About Fish, or Toward Radical Affinity in Paik’s Scores
In this essay, I discuss the material intricacies of Liberation Sonata for Fish cretaed by Nam June Paik in 1969 and distributed free of charge to the attendees at Charlotte Moorman’s 7th Annual New York Festival of Avant-Garde, Ward Island, New York. How to understand the work and appreciate decay as a positive value?
Ecart as Fluxus: Get Inspired and Inspire
In Geneva, Fluxus found fertile ground and gave rise to what is known today as Ecart Group. Founded by John M. Armleder, Claude Rychner, and Patrick Lucchini during an Ecart Happening Festival in 1969 and active until the begging of the 1980s, the group became known predominantly as organizers of events including performance recitals and…
The Same Lunch? Thinking about Continuity of Fluxus over a Çiğ Köfte wrap
The Institute Materiality in Art and Culture (IMIKUK) at the Bern Academy of the Arts (HKB) organizes a lunch for employees and friends at the Buffet Nord, the school’s iconic canteen. Activating Fluxus project team decided to use the June edition of the lunch as an occasion to experiment with enacting one of the classical…