1938-98 American artist associated with the Fluxus movement
In 1958-59, he took a class from John Cage at the New School for Social Research on the topic of Experimental Music. There he was exposed to the idea of Performance Art. He also met La Monte Young , Jackson Mac Low, George Brecht, Allan Kaprow and Al Hansen. The experience of the class, as well as the friendships he made there constituted a nexus from which Fluxus would emerge.
Did quite a bit of Performance Art and coined the term Intermedia. He is the founder of Something Else Press when he was still in his mid 20's. Married fellow Fluxus aritst Alison Knowles.
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Wrote 47 books, including:
Friend of Robert Filliou.
Friedman, Ken, Editor, "The Fluxus Reader", John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, 1998.
Bonito Oliva, Achille - Gabriella De Mila - Claudio Cerritelli (eds.): "Ubi fluxus ibi motus 1990-1962", Mazzotta, Milano, 1990
Hendricks, Jon, "Fluxus Codex", Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1995.
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