Title

Fluxus, or the Work of Art in the Age of Information

Publication Date

2015

Journal

Symploke

Volume

23

Issue

1-2

First Page

309

Last Page

325

Abstract

This paper argues for the utility of examining the various objects and events that were produced by Fluxus artists in the sixties and seventies as nodes in a network, rather than as autonomous objects of aesthetic contemplation. It reveals Fluxus performances and objects as interventions within the emerging culture of informationalism and that Fluxus deployed these network phenomena within the context of an emerging post-critical practice founded on construction rather than negation. It argues that, as an oppositional organization, Fluxus is best understood as an avant-garde manifestation in which the negative practice of institutional critique is displaced in favor of direct network transformation.

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