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Wounded Furniture

Wounded Furniture from NYU Photography and Imaging on Vimeo.

Event Score #15
by Alison Knowles
Premiered July 19th, 1965, Cafe au Go Go, NY

Re-performed at Tisch School of the Arts, September 27, 2011
by Photography and Imaging Multimedia Students, Lorie Novak, Professor

  • This piece uses an old piece of furniture in bad shape. Destroy it further, if you like. Bandage it up with gauze and adhesive. Spray red paint on the wounded joints. Effective lighting helps. This activity may be performed with one or more performers, and simultaneously with other events.

The performance and video are presented in conjunction with Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life at the Grey Art Gallery, September 9 – December 3, 2011. The Wounded Chair is on view in the exhibition.

FLUXUS manifesto +

a name taken from a Latin word meaning “to flow”—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s.

The origins of Fluxus lie in many of the concepts explored by composer John Cage in his experimental music of the 1950s, which influenced Lithuanian-born artist George Maciunas. Maciunas (1931–1978) organized the first Fluxus event in 1961 at the AG Gallery in New York City and the first Fluxus festivals in Europe in 1962. more

Fluxus Links
Fluxus Portal
Free download of Fluxus Reader
Aspen 8: Fluxus
Co-Founder Dick Higgins
From Fluxus to Media Artby Amy Taubin