• One
  • Entrance to Exit
  • Disappearing Music for Face

Fluxus Films: Selections from Fluxfilm Anthology

Starting in the early 1960s, Fluxus followed in the footsteps of the Futurist and Dada avant-gardes, going against the established grain of “Fine Art” and “Official Art.” Fluxus’s interdisciplinary aesthetic brings together influences as diverse as Zen, science, and daily life and puts them to poetic use. Initially received as little more than an international network of pranksters, the playful artists of Fluxus were, and remain, radical visionaries who sought to reconcile art with life. Dating from the 1960s and compiled by George Maciunas (founder of Fluxus), Fluxfilm Anthology is a document consisting of short films ranging from ten seconds to ten minutes in length. Elements of ephemeral environments, these films, some of which were meant to be screened as continuous loops, were shown as part of the events and happenings of the New York avant-garde. This version is from Anthology Film Archives’s 1992 preservation project.

— Anthology Film Archives

Presented in conjunction with the gallery exhibition Fluxus Reverb.

Films in this Screening

Zen for Film

Nam June Paik, United States, 1962–64

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 8 mins
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  • Anthology Film Archives

Invocation of Canyons and Boulders (for Stan Brakhage)

Dick Higgins, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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End After 9

George Maciunas, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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Disappearing Music for Face

Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 11 mins
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Blink

John Cavanaugh, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 2 mins
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9 Minutes

James Riddle, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 10 mins
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10 Feet

George Maciunas, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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1000 Frames

George Maciunas, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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Eye Blink

Yoko Ono, United States, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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Entrance to Exit

George Brecht, United States, 1965

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  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
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Trace No. 22

Robert Watts, United States, 1965

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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  • Anthology Film Archives

Trace No. 23

Robert Watts, United States, 1965

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  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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Trace No. 24

Robert Watts, United States, 1965

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 4 mins
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One

Yoko Ono, United Kingdom, 1966

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  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 5 mins
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