Flux Concert, 1979 (video still), video, 81:45 minutes, sound, b/w, courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix [EAI], New York
During the 1960s, members of the Fluxus group experimented with elements that had been reduced to minimalist units inspired by Minimalist aesthetics, the spirit of Dada, John Cage's experimental music, experimental cinema and Zen-Buddhism. These works exerted a strong influence on the studio works of artists who performed acts documented by a video camera during the 1970s.
The exhibition includes a projection of the Flux Concert (1979), that took place at The Kitchen, an important experimental performance center in New York. The concert, which was composed of 40 short performances by many members of the Fluxus group, also included an appearance by Nam June Paik, one of the movement's most prominent artists, who performed a piece first shown in 1962: over a period of five minutes, Paik slowly raised a violin placed on a white stand above his head, and then unexpectedly shattered it. Other performances included in this event also centered upon small actions that aimed for utter simplicity.