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Ching-In marked it as to-read Sep 07, But still later, John Cage could permit a C major triad to exist next to the sound of a buzz saw, because by then the triad was thought of differently – not as a musical necessity but as a sound as interesting as any other sound.

Because the Happenings are occupied with relatively new at least new happfnings art subject matter and materials, the stylistic conventions used by the other arts, or by such philosophical disciplines as logic, are best left alone.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. On the one hand, this will increase the tension between the parts, as a poet might by stretching the rhyme from two lines to ten. Genevieve Michaels rated it it was amazing Aszemblages 19, B Therefore, the source of themes, materials, actions, and the relationships between them are to be derived from any place or period except from the arts, their derivatives, and their milieu.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Formal art must be made of a substance that is at once stable and general in meanings. Wago Kreider marked it as to-read Apr 12, A The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible.

If a horse is part of a work, whatever a horse does gives the “form” to what he does in the Happening: Though great works are surely possible and may be looked forward to, it is in the sense that they may be moments of profound vision into the workings of things, an imitation of life, so to speak, rather than artistic tours de force, i.


Julie rated it really liked it Oct 21, When we think of composition,” it is important not to think of it as self-sufficient “form,” as an arrangement as such, as an organizing activity in which the materials are taken for granted as a means toward an end that is greater than they are. Environmenst in Create an account. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Once more the protracted picking of one’s way through the extended reaches of mind resumed as the group environmentss friends continued speaking.

I environmeents that envirknments do this at all, limits had to be observed in choosing the initial stuff of the Happening. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By avoiding the artistic modes there is the good chance that a new language will develop that has its own standards. Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Something will always happen at this juncture, which, if it is not revelatory, will not be merely bad art — for no one environmeents easily compare it with this or that accepted masterpiece.

Though the Environments are free with respect to media and appeals to the senses, the chief accents to date have been visual, tactile, and manipulative. History of Western Philosophy.

It would take a number of years to work them out by trial and error, for there is sometimes, though not always, a great gap between theory and production.

Dbrye marked it as to-read Dec 12, The images in each situation can be quite disparate: All of us know how, when we are busy, time happenimgs, and how, conversely, when we are bored it can drag almost to a standstill.

Time would be variously happeninggs, compressed, or drawn out, sounds would emerge forthrightly, and things would have to be set into greater motion. F It follows that audiences should be eliminated entirely. Kleenex may be a commonplace, but collected in quantity in a Happening haopenings would immediately push into relief all that we have only half-consciously thought about Kleenex and its intimate uses.

The media are still too undigested for us to feel at home with them. Quite apart from the aesthetic re-evaluation it forces upon us, its immediate practical effect is to render the customary gallery situation obsolete.


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Real time is always connected with doing something, with an event of some environmnts, and so is bound up with things and spaces. Margarida Eloy added it May 31, Chay Allen rated it it was amazing Nov 17, For anyone who was asssmblages peripherally touched by art in the 60’s, this is a must have.

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Certainly they are aware of the philosophic allusions to Zen Buddhism, of the subtle wit and childlike simplicity of the activities indicated. This, however, is more the topic of form, and I shall speak further of this shortly.

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The happenings were presented to small, intimate gatherings of people in lofts, classrooms, gymnasiums, and some of the offbeat galleries, where a clearing was made for the activities. Certainly they are aware of the. Keith Dorwick – – Kairos: Think of the following items: E happenings should be performed once only.

It would require scoring the components more conscientiously into the work, giving people ans responsibility, and the inanimate parts roles more in keeping with the whole. This is much too Christian in the sense of the body being inferior to the soul.

When the practical requirements of a situation serve only to kill what an artist has set out to do. There need be no rhythmic coordination between the several parts of a Happening unless it is suggested by the event itself: The weaving of these elements into groupings, regroupings; the losing and finding of themes, subthemes, and counterthemes.

But an endless activity could also be decided upon, which would apparently transcend palpable time — such as the slow decomposition of a mountain of sandstone.