In response to the Fluxus Workbook:
After reading the Fluxus Workbook, I found myself a little confused. These so-called performance pieces seem to make no sense whatsoever, and simply have people do out-of-the-ordinary things. I did, however, skim through other parts of the book. Some of the pieces are more “performances” and seem to have some kind of meaning behind them. One, titled “Achoo”, suggests blowing 3 pounds of ground pepper on a crown, making them sneeze. While this is totally absurd, it seems to be more of a performance than simply standing up and sitting down, like Anderson’s “Opus”. I look forward to learning the purpose of these exercises, and how they can be considered art.