Twenty Four Additional Fluxus Ideas

Contemporaneousness

Many works are intended to be present in the present rather than left for history or for the future.

Interactivity

Many Fluxus works intend to be directly interactive rather than viewed from a distance.

Equivocalness

Many Fluxus works are designed to be ambiguous and open to multiple interpretations

Inclusive

A Fluxus idea is to include rather than exclude whether other members/non-members of the group or spectators/audience.

Impervious

Fluxus as an idea is impervious to historification. It maintains a stance of being forever in the present.

Poetical

Many Fluxus works have a poetic quality to them.

Portability

Many Fluxus objects are designed to be easily stored and moved about through shipping or mail services, often reduced to scores to be realized on location rather than created in a studio and then moved about at great expense.

Programmatic

Many Fluxus projects happen according to a plan or program, often an easily repeatable program.

Communal

Many Fluxus works are held in common among a group of artists for general use by all of them.

Didactic

Many Fluxus works are intentionally instructional.

Progressive

Fluxus works that take previous ideas in a new direction.

Self Empowered

Many Fluxus works exhibit an indifference to accepted norms and often work outside of the art establishment.

Mimetic

Many Fluxus objects mimic commonly experienced products, designs, scientific procedures, government activities, etc.

Nostalgic

Many Fluxus artists often refer to past works in current works and/or use retro design concepts.

Tentativeness

Fluxus works are often the product of uncertainty - works are often created without a certain intention in mind allowing the artist to explore alternate possibilities as he goes along.

Quirkiness

Works often exhibit a certain strangeness or unusualness about the thought processes used in their creation.

Obsessiveness

Many works exhibit an obsessive nature in their creators.

Uselessness

Works often, as part of their quality, render useful objects or performance materials useless or apparently useful activities are accomplished to achieve uselessness.

Materialistic

Many Fluxus works exhibit a love of the materials that they are made from and exhibit attention to those materials. Many fluxus works do not suggest a dialog beyond their own material nature.

Multidimensional

Many works can exist in a variety of forms or are designed to have a multitude of possible meanings.

Adaptive

Many Fluxus works are intended to adapt to new situations and are not locked into a specific place, time or style.

Collaborative

Many Fluxus works or collections of works are the result of collaboration and/or are intended for collaboration between artists or between artist and public.

Porousness

Fluxus has no rigid boundaries and allows anyone to take up Fluxus activity. Anyone can join in with other Fluxus artists and be accepted as a part of the group. Or, obversely, Fluxus artists will blend into other groups.

Revolutionary

Many Fluxus works suggest a program of revolution against one thing or another and especially against the 'establishment' or status quo.

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