Check out the site below on Monday, December 7th (that's next Monday) starting at 10:30am for performances based on the works of Fluxus artists by students in my Electronic Media and Culture class. I've also included links to the Fluxus Workbook that describes many of these performances & a site that describes the Fluxus Movement.
DEAR EVERYONE: I'm making a website for one of my classes & need footage of people sleeping. This can be done with any digital camera, which will time out after an hour or two tops. This is fine, because I only need a half hour of footage--please trim the footage to the best/most interesting/least embarrassing half hour & email to me. I only need six people, but i need the footage within the next few days. If you are willing to participate, please contact me asap (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
Part 1: For the last project in the class, choose from one of the following prompts. Whichever one you choose, make it be amazing. Also consider very carefully the way you present it to us, and how that contributes to the way we understand and value it.
a. Re-visit a piece you made in this class, or another. Recreate it, elaborate on it, revise it, make it more complete, make it into a series, address its problems - structural or conceptual.
b. Transform yourself into something you wish to understand.
c. Do something every day for one hour. Bring in the evidence at the end of the time allotted. Start now.
d. You are a nomad, now. Build your transportable sanctuary, your shelter, your collection of most essential objects.
e. Make a piece that cannot exist without the participation of at least three other people.
f. Make a list of all of the materials, subjects or approaches that you have heard discredited here as 'bad', cliche, and overdone. Make a piece that makes that list successful.
g. Combine your new skills with that one idea or project you have been wanting to tackle for a while. Finally make it.
Some of you will present the results on December 11, some on December 18th.
Part 2: Make a non-perishable, transportable, non-fragile object that does not exceed 3x3 inches. The object should be one you are willing to give away, and that in some way captures, compresses, encloses, encodes, or crystallizes some thought, word, moment, image or idea you have been given by someone or some situation in this class over the last few months. It may be simple or profound, 3-dimensional or flat. Do not spend more than 1 hour working on it. But give it one hour of uninterrupted, dedicated time. Wrap it in newsprint (as though it were a piece of gold and you were wrapping in the night sky) and bring it with you on the last day of class.
Please bring with you any or all of the following:
(Colorful) Plastic Bags!
Rolls of Craft Paper
Tissue Paper or gift wrap
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Guns
"Dress up Clothes" for a communal trunk (ie: Hats, belts, sunglasses, scarves, weird coats, boahs...)
Bedsheets you don't mind sacrificing to the cause
Craft brushes (not your nice painting brushes, please!)
Juice and Cookies
Other Items for making a play!
Valeska will bring:
Staple Pliers/Creature Staplers and Staples
A toolbox (hammer, nails, twine etc.)
One roll of paper
Juice and Cookies and paper cups
Cardboard boxes for holding the supplies
We will have to refrain from using paint. It's too likely to become a disaster in our short amount of time and possibility of performing outside of our classroom. But - if you have painted cardboard (that is dry!) or colored cardstock etc. do bring it!
Did anyone see the kite booth outside the Fox building today? I'm itching to make them. Let's make kites sometime and go on a field trip to Robert E Lee Park and fly 'em. They're very easy and cheap to make-- tissue paper, dowels and string are all that's needed. KiteKraft Knight? Anyone?