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LUX.

flux flʌks/ noun noun: flux; plural noun: fluxes 1.  the action or process of flowing or flowing out."the flux of ions across the membrane” 2.  Derived from the Latin flux, which connotes change, movement, renewal & fluidity


•  Performance & Reaction •  Feminism & Fluxus •  Body & Space

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Performance & Reaction


Instead of seeking entertainment, the audience for performance art often expects to be challenged & provoked. The Art Story, Performance Art

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Performance Art

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Can be traced back to the avant gardes movements including Futurism, Dadaism & Surrealism

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A way of visualising art as humorous rather than informative & influential

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Key figures included composer John Cage, Dancer Merce Cunningham & Artist Robert Rauschenberg

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American performance art in the 60’s & 70’s coincided with the second wave feminists where women used art as a medium to show frustrations


Reaction

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An interest in viewers reaction

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How does embodied knowledge affect a persons response to art & performance?

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Men & Girls Dance – what were the dancers & viewers opinions on the subject matter?


Feminism & Fluxus


I am desperate. I begin to feel I have no personality. I am a server of food & a putter on of pants & a bed maker, someone who can be called on when you want something. But who am I? 1962, Betty Friedam, The Feminine Mystique

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Feminist Art Movement • 

Began in the early 60’s primarily, then continued into the 80’s onwards

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Women created art in alternative locations as they were often denied exhibition spaces in galleries

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They often embraced alternative medias that were without male preconceptions

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‘Asserted a new position for ‘woman’ in art, as subject rather than object’ Power of Feminist Art 1994


Fluxus art involved the viewer, relying on the element of chance to shape the ultimate outcome of the piece. The Art Story, Fluxus

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Fluxus • 

An art form created to break barriers between life & art & between artists & the masses

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Anti establishment art

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Humorous movement with a serious desire to change the balance of power within the art world

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Body Art / Endurance Art / Rituals / Happenings / Actions

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Body & Space


‘A widely held view is that certain bodies are naturally entitled to certain space, whilst others are not’ Space Invaders, 2004

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‘Space should not only be considered in a literal form or in physical dimensions, but also in terms of it’s social & symbolic aspects experienced by women’ ‘Appreciation of the physical world is dependent on the social perceptions of it’

Women in Space, 1993

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Body & Space

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Husain Chalayan

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Valie Export

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Using the body as an art form

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How can the negative space around the body be used within art & performance?


Visual Inspo • 

What do the colours mean?

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Shindler’s List

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Taking the narrative of activists

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A lot of the imagery from our chosen movements was black & white or in muted tones

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