I know a lot of artistic folks, and some of them have decided to form an artistic collective called FluxMass. I am fortunate to have been invited to participate!
The motto of FluxMass is “We are not bored.” In the manifesto against “boredom” I posted a while back I complained of people trying to downgrade their own creations and play by defending them as actions done while “bored”. FluxMass elevates those things where they belong, as a true manifestation of art and creativity.
The “Flux” in FluxMass is for Fluxus, an artistic movement that sounds all highfalutin’ but actally can be distilled down to the following:
- Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.
- Fluxus is intermedia. Fluxus creators like to see what happens when different media intersect. They use found and everyday objects, sounds, images, and texts to create new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts.
- Fluxus works are simple. The art is small, the texts are short, and the performances are brief.
- Fluxus is fun. Humour has always been an important element in Fluxus.
That’s it. It’s play. It’s twiddling things and seeing what comes out of them.
What’s my artistic contribution? Why, I’m a Lego artist! (Stop laughing, I am!) Seriously, many of my Lego creations totally fulfil the “requirements”, and I have a space on the site!
Now go make some art yourself!