"Fluxus happening"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 2 18:11:53 UTC 2011

Not in OED as an adjectival phrase, nor is "Fluxus" (as a noun).

As "Argot [no kidding!] Murelius, a 43-year-old art writer who
participated, her black lace lingerie peeking out from beneath her
pink sweatsuit", said, "It's like a Fluxus happening -- it's sort of
jaw-dropping, it's this moment, and it's never going to happen again."

This particular Fluxus happening is Monday morning's "bare market"
disrobing of about 50 persons on (or near?) Wall Street, as part of a
performance-art piece called "Ocularpation", designed by Zefrey
Throwell [also no kidding!].  See NYTimes, Aug. 2, C1 [New England edition], or

(An implication from the article is that a Times reporter might have
been an accessory before the fact -- "Over coffee in Bryant Park last
week, [Mr. Throwell] explained his project."  There were three arrests Monday.)

A few hundred GBooks hits for "Fluxus
happening/event/experience".   See also Wikipedia for the origin of "Fluxus".


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