• FLY
  • Word Movie
  • Apotheosis

Fluxus Films: Yoko Ono, Paul Sharits, and Others

George Maciunas, the father of the Fluxus movement, which has been referred to as “the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s” (Harry Ruhé), compiled Fluxfilm Anthology. This program features a selection from the 1970 edition, including works by John Cale, Joe Jones, Ono, and Sharits. In addition, we are featuring two beautiful point-of-view films by Ono and John Lennon. Many of these artists are equally known for other artistic endeavors; as Dick Higgins famously wrote, “Fluxus is not a moment in history or an art movement” but “a way of doing things, a tradition, and a way of life.” 

Presented in conjunction with the gallery exhibition Fluxus Reverb. A second selection of Fluxus films will be presented on Sunday, November 6.

Films in this Screening

Readymade

Albert Fine, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 2 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Sears Catalogue 1–3

Paul Sharits, United States, 1965

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Dots 1 & 2

Paul Sharits, United States, 1965

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Wrist Trick

Paul Sharits, United States, 1965

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Unrolling Event

Paul Sharits, United States, 1965

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Four

Yoko Ono, United Kingdom, 1967

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 6 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Police Car

John Cale, United States, United Kingdom, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 1 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Smoking

Joe Jones, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 5 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Word Movie

Paul Sharits, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 4 mins
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  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

FLY

Yoko Ono, John Lennon, United States, 1970/1971

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 24 mins
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  • Yoko Ono
Additional Info
  • Score and concept by Yoko Ono (1968). Copyright: 1968/1970 © Yoko Ono

Apotheosis

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, United Kingdom, 1969/1971

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 18 mins
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  • Yoko Ono
Additional Info
  • Copyright: 1969/1970 © Yoko Ono Lennon