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Assemblage, Environments & Happenings

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from Assemblages, Environments and Happenings – Allan Kaprow

In the case of those Happenings with more detailed instructions or more expanded action, the artist must be present at every moment, directing and participating, for the tradition is too young for the complete stranger to allna what to do with such plans if he got them. The results on paper were interesting enough, but in action as far as any action was capable of being derived from the complicated scores the effect was static and mechanical.

There need be no rhythmic coordination between the several parts of a Happening unless it is suggested by the event itself: Emily marked it as to-read Apr 24, D Time, which follows closely on space considerations, should be variable and discontinuous. It could be an extremely meditative occupation when done devotedly; just “cute” when done indifferently.

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Assemblage, Environments & Happenings by Allan Kaprow

A single performance space tends toward the static and, more significantly, resembles conventional theatre practice. Think of the following items: Arnold Schoenberg felt he had to abolish tonality in music composition and, for him at least, this was made possible by his evolving the twelve-tone series technique.

Even greater flexibility can be gotten by moving alaln locale happenibgs [. These are not theatre-goers and their attention is only temporarily caught in the course of their normal affairs.

Genevieve Michaels rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Relationships cannot help being made and perceived in any human action, and here they may be of a new kind if tried-and-true methods are given up.

Real time is always connected with doing something, with an event of some kind, and so is bound up, with things and spaces. In order to keep their eyes fixed solely upon the essential problem, they will decide that there are certain “don’ts” which, as self-imposed rules, they will obey unswervingly. 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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Environments are generally quiet situations, existing for one or for several persons to walk or crawl into, lie down, or sit in. It is only natural that if there are multiple spaces in which occurrences are scheduled, in sequence or even at random, time or “pacing” will acquire an order that is determined more by the character of movements within environments than by a fixed concept of regular development and conclusion.

Fundamentally, Environments and happenings are similar. We generally mean by “formal” art the fugues of Bach, the sonnets assembalges Shakespeare, Cubist paintings an art that is primarily manipulative.

It would require scoring the components more conscientiously into the work, giving people more responsibility, and the inanimate parts roles more in keeping with the whole.


Allan Kaprow, Excerpts from “Assemblages, Environments & Happenings () – Belgium is Happening

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. At least for the time being, this restriction hardly needs emphasis, since it is in most cases the only course possible. I say chance operations may “nearly” determine everything, for any sensitive mind will tend to make connections between the actions which he finds occurring and those in which he is taking part, even if he had no way of knowing them beforehand.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This sort of freedom to accept all kinds of subject matter will probably be possible in the Happenings of the future, but I think not for now.

Isolated points of contact may be maintained by telephone and letters, by a meeting on a highway, or by happenimgs a certain television program at an enviromnents hour. What About Unfriendly Environments? One looks, sometimes listens, eats, drinks, or rearranges the elements as though moving household objects around. On the one hand, looking broadly at the whole of recent modern art, the differences which were once so clear between graphic art and painting have practically been eliminated; similarly, the distinctions between painting and collage, between collage and construction, between construction and sculpture, and between some large constructions and a quasi architecture.

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