FLUX: CDS/ISIS FLUXUS database

Hopkinson, Alan (1992) FLUX: CDS/ISIS FLUXUS database. ?. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Fluxus was a network of international artists who collaborated in Europe, the United States and Japan from the 1960s to 1970s. Characterised as being both in flux and between media, Fluxus began as an innovative series of concerts organised in 1962 by George Maciunas, a Lithuanian-born American graphic designer and architect. These Zen-like performances, influenced by experimental music and concrete poetry, developed into extended festivals and group activities, such as FluxSports and even a FluxMass. From simple events to collective games, Fluxus performances stress the interaction between the material and the intellectual, the private and the social. The event structure becomes a vehicle for playfulness, humour and open-ended speculation. Fluxus set itself in opposition to the prevailing social, cultural and artistic climate, especially the seriousness of Abstract Expressionism. Openness and the dissolution of boundaries between traditional art forms was key to Fluxus, which had a profound impact on the arts of its period and on subsequent generations, from the development of artists’ books, Minimalism and Conceptual art, to performance, music, film and video art. This CDS/ISIS database was developed to demonstrate the relationships between different archival levels and show that they could be implemented on CDS/ISIS. This database has not been changed in any detail since 1992 and since then print formats have been included. These are not implemented in FLUXUS.

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Deposited On:11 Apr 2010 15:30
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