Monday, 8 February 2010

I heart FLUXUS

"Long long ago, back when the world was young - that is sometime around 1958 - a lot of artists and composers and other people who wanted to do beautiful things began to look at the world around them in a new way (for them). They said: "Hey! - coffee cups can be more beautiful than fancy sculptures. A kiss in the morning can be more dramatic than a drama by Mr. Fancypants. The sloshing of my foot in my wet boot sounds more beautiful than fancy organ music." And when they saw that, it turned their minds on. And they began to ask questions. One question was : "Why does everything I see that's beautiful like cups and kisses and sloshing feet have to be made into just a part of something bigger? Why can't I just use it for its own sake?
When they asked questions like that, they were inventing Fluxus."

For some years now, I have been a performance artist without realising it.

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