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THE DEMATERIALIZED AUCTION: A Fluxus Fundraiser for George New York January 10 2014


The Dematerialized Auction:  A Fluxus Fundraiser for George!

Curated by Jordan Carter & Anitra Lourie In support of Jeffrey Perkins’ documentary film on George Maciunas LOTS 1-20 Live Auction LOTS 21-31 Catalog Exclusive EHF 537 Broadway New York, N.Y.


Participating Artist Live Auction: Eric Andersen, Jean-Baptiste Farkas, Ken Friedman, Thomas Geiger, Geoffrey Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Florence Jung, Alison Knowles, Emma McCormick-Goodhart, Larry Miller, Ben Patterson, Julia Pelta-Feldman, Yoko Ono, Jeffrey Perkins, Casey Reas, Xaviera Simmons, Tim Simonds, Joao Simoes, Addie Wagenknecht, Mackenzie Younger

Participating Artist Catalog Exclusive: Frédéric Acquaviva, Alain Arrias-Misson, Bengt af Klintberg, Michel Collet, Sarah Collet, Charels Dreyfus, Steve Giasson, Jake Laffoley, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Tamas St.Turba, Valentine Verhaeghe

With Contributions from: The Emily Harvey Foundation, Bitforms Gallery, Kirkwood NY, Robbie Gordy, Michael Kozek-Perkins


1 Eric Anderson 1963 Â


“To keep it alive, you just have to keep it in mind!”

Translate each piece of a collection into spoken directions so that anyone can rebuild the pieces without ever having seen them. The original collection will be destroyed after several successful reconstructions.

2

Jean-Baptiste Farkas November, 2014


The Distance from this Sentence to Your Eye is My Sculpture

3

Ken Friedman 1971 Â


"Finding the Center” A.  B.  C.  D.  E. 

Find the center of the room. At this location stand on your head. Get someone else to find the center of a wall. Have that person stand on his head at that location. While standing on their heads the two people carry on a conversation, sing a song, or bark like a dog.

Alternative: (outdoors) A.  B.  C.  D.  E. 

Find the center of a field. At this location stand on your head. Get someone else to find the center of a road (or path). Have that person stand on his head there. Then, while standing on their heads, the two people call to each other.

4

Geoffrey Hendricks 2014


5

Jon Hendricks November 15, 2014 Â


"This piece allows you rightfully to pretend that you were a good friend of George Maciunas."

6

Florence Jung 2014 Â


Make a Salad

7

Alison Knowles

From Wiesbaden performance of 1960 Â


Emergency Fluxus Piece Swallow your head and recite Jacques Derrida.

8 (Larry Miller - For George. ©2014 and as per agreement for “The Dematerialized Auction”)


A score  (in  the  hope  of  being  without   enduring)   Go  lightly;  practice  allurement.  

9

Emma McCormick-Goodhart 2014


10 Yoko Ono

1962


lay on back close eyes sleep dream of future event dream of past event skewer brain and suspend between those two points

11 Benjamin Patterson, score from Methods and Processes, 1962


Don’t make a salad

12 Julia Pelta-Feldman 2014


13 Jeffrey Perkins 1966 Â


Finite Distributed Network"

14 Casey Reas

2014 Â


PUT YOURSELF ON THE SPOT FOR 4 MINUTES FACING AN AUDIENCE TIME YOURSELF WITH A 4 MINUTE SIGNAL WITHOUT NOTICE OF HOW MUCH TIME HAS PASSED TALK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LOVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT SOMETHING YOU HATE SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO HATE SOMETHING YOU HATE TO LOVE IF YOUR TIME IS UP AND YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED STOP TALKING AND START OVER AGAIN WITH SOMETHING ELSE YOU LOVE FOR 2 MINUTES IF YOU FINISH BEFORE YOUR 4 MINUTE SIGNAL TURN AWAY FROM THE AUDIENCE CONTINUE TALKING AGAIN ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LOVE UNTIL NOTIFIED OF YOUR 4 MINUTE SIGNAL.

15 Sur Rodney (Sur), December 2014


Un$tled (Apple)   Gather  a  large  bowl  of  apples  (or  a  fruit  of   your  choosing)   Sit  in  front  of  this  bowl  of  apples  in  bright  light   or  total  darkness   Contemplate  topics,  ideas  and  or  people  that   break  your  heart   Eat  the  apples,  one  by  one,  un$l  your  heart  is   fully  broken  or  un$l  tears  fall  from  your  eyes   onto  the  apples  in  the  bowl.   Whichever  comes  first.  

16 Xaviera Simmons 2014


17 Tim Simonds

11, 2014


A Sudden Movement Piece"

18 Joao Simoes 2014


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19 Mackenzie Younger 2014


On the most perfect day of the spring, I will walk to the top of a mountain peak in the Alps. Once I am at the top. I will sit for 10 minutes and think of you. At the end of the 10 minutes, I will take a photo, a piece of the mountain top, and mail it to you.

20 Addie Wagenknecht

November 2014


SCORES & INSTRUCTIONS EXCLUSIVELY IN THE CATALOG


Musique Athlétique  (Athletic  Music),  2014   take  two  break  (core)  dancers  (for  ex.  Yoann  Sarat   and  Claire  Sinturel)   attach  small  pre-­‐ampli?ied  speakers  to  the  dancers’   bodies  (for  ex.  USB-­‐keys)   play  any  of  my  music  (www.frederic-­‐acquaviva.net)   let  them  perform  with  audience  around  (or  not)   and  then  send  me  a  photo  at   acquavivafrederic@gmail.com  (thanks)    

21 Frédéric Acquaviva 2014


locate a place somewhere between "lucubration� (which may not be entirely English but which certainly is French) and lubrication (which is good American): find an activity or a state of being situated somewhere between the difficult & laborious & dubious work of the cerebral Gallic and the good old American lube job, so physical, so practical—should yield the most satisfying results for male and female alike!

22 Alain Arrias-Misson 2014


Say "yes" to each question that you will be asked tomorrow, throughout the day

23 Michel Collet 1995


TAKE THIS  GREEK   WORD  

GIVE IT     TO  SOMEBODY   (PLEASURE)   Sarah  Collet  

24 Sarah Collet 2014


flux (one  $me)   flux  (two  $mes)   adjudgé    

25 Charels Dreyfus


An Invisible Performance for Jeffrey Perkins:!

Striving to realize a Fluxconcert in a dream!

26 Steve Giasson 2014


When you walk into a forest, don’t forget to knock.

27 Bengt af Klintberg 2014


Toilet time-compression A service to be activated (duration variable). At any given museum, foundation or enterprise there will be a maximum time limit for toilet breaks: 2 minutes to be precise. If one breaches this rule a member of staff will abruptly invite the guest to move on - "times up!".

28 Jake Laffoley of IHEAP


29 Ghislain Mollet-ViĂŠville


AUCTION COINCIDENCE AS EVIDENCE FOR GOD (bid: $xx)

30 Tamas St.Turba

2014


TAKE A FLOWER SNEEEK OUT OF YOUR HOUSE TO FIND YOUR NEIGHBOR HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION WITH HER/HIM ABOUT HILDEGARDE VON BINGEN

31 Valentine Verhaeghe


The Dematerialized Auction: A Fluxus Fundraiser for George

The Dematerialized Auction Catalog  

A Fluxus fundraiser for Jeffrey Perkins' documentary film on George Maciunas

The Dematerialized Auction Catalog  

A Fluxus fundraiser for Jeffrey Perkins' documentary film on George Maciunas

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