[artinfo] (fwd) Performance Research 'On Fluxus' Call for Contributions

Janos Sugar sj@c3.hu
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 21:57:56 +0100

Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 11:36:53 +0000
=46rom: Performance Research <performance-research@dartington.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers

Performance Research
Vol.7  No.3  (Autumn 2002)

'On Fluxus'

Call for Contributions

'On Fluxus'  will be Volume 7, Issue 3  of 'Performance Research' and will=
 be jointly edited by  Ric Allsopp with guest editors Ken Friedman and Owen =

Deadlines are as follows:

Proposals:  December 15th 2001
=46inalised Copy:   February 15th 2002
Publication Date:  September 2002

'On Fluxus ' will be the third  issue of a volume on 'Textualities: scores,=
 documents and archives' (PR, Vol.7, Nos 1-4, 2002) which considers the=
 changing nature of performance texts and relations between writing,=
 textuality and performance in four related issues: On Editing,=
 Translations, On Fluxus and On Archives and Archiving.

'Fluxus is what Fluxus does -- but no one knows whodunit'.  Emmett Williams

'Fluxus is not a moment in history, or an art movement. Fluxus is a way of=
 doing things, a tradition, and a way of life and death'. Dick Higgins

To mark the fortieth anniversary of the first Fluxus festival in Wiesbaden,=
 Germany,  and the thirtieth anniversary of Fluxshoe which toured England=
 with a series of performances, concerts, and exhibitions (1972-3),  the 'On=
 Fluxus'  issue will continue the volume theme of 'textualities, scores and=
 documents' and focus on the relationship of writing and textuality to=
 Fluxus. Fluxus was an international community of artists, architects,=
 designers, and composers described as 'the most radical and experimental=
 art movement of the 1960s'. As a laboratory of experimental art=
 characterized by  George Maciunas's notion of the 'learning machine',=
 Fluxus was the first locus of intermedia, concept art, events, and video,=
 and a central influence on performance art, arte povera, and mail art.

The Fluxus research program has been characterized by twelve ideas:=
 globalism, the unity of art and life, intermedia, experimentalism, chance,=
 playfulness, simplicity,
implicativeness, exemplativism, specificity, presence in time and=
 musicality. These ideas describe the qualities and issues that characterize=
 the work of Fluxus. Each describes a 'way of doing things'.  Together,=
 these twelve ideas form a picture of what Fluxus is and does. The=
 implications of these ideas have been interesting and occasionally=
 startling. Fluxus has been a complex system of practices and relationships.=
 As a forum of philosophical and artistic practice, Fluxus developed and=
 demonstrated ideas that would later be seen in such frameworks as=
 multimedia, telecommunications, hypertext, industrial design, urban=
 planning, architecture, publishing, philosophy, even management theory.

The editors welcome contributions on Fluxus and on historical and=
 geographical activities centered on Fluxshoe, together with considerations=
 of how  it subsequently influenced British art, as well as proposals and=
 complete papers on any topic or theme relevant to Fluxus, the Fluxus=
 artists and composers, or their work. A partial list of Fluxus artists and=
 composers includes: Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Phil Corner, Robert=
 Filliou, Ken Friedman, Al Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Bengt=
 af Klintberg, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Arthur Koepcke, Shigeko Kubota,=
 George Maciunas, Jackson Mac Low, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik,=
 Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Yoshimasa Wada,=
 Robert Watts, Emmett Williams, and La Monte Young.

Performance Research is  interested in proposals for visual and textual work=
 that makes use of the resources of the page, and in work that may use=
 several versions of a text. We are interested in scores and other=
 performance documents, interviews, discussions, proposals for review essays=
 of performance, digital, time-based work and books, and in collaborations=
 between artists and critics.

This issue will edited by Ric Allsopp, one of Performance Research's three=
 editors;  Ken Friedman, an active participant in Fluxus, as an artist since=
 1966, as director of Fluxus West for a decade, and as editor of The Fluxus=
 Reader (1997);  and Owen Smith, an art historian and curator specializing=
 in intermedia and multimedia art forms, and author of Fluxus: History of an=
 Attitude (1998).

We actively welcome submissions on any area of performance research,=
 practice and scholarship. Proposals and articles will be accepted on hard=
 copy, disk or by e-mail attachment (MS Word). Please DO NOT send images by=
 email attachment without prior agreement.

Submissions and enquiries should be sent direct to:

Linden Elmhirst - Administrative Asssistant
Performance Research
Dartington College of Arts
Devon TQ9 7RD  UK
tel. 0044 1803 862095    fax.  0044 1803 866053
email:  <performance-research@dartington.ac.uk>

Submission of an article to the journal will be taken to imply that it=
 presents original, unpublished work  not under consideration for=
 publication elsewhere.  By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that=
 the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been=
 given to the publishers.