the centre of attention
Friedman: 12 structures
pour Christo, 1967
a modest object.
to Mike McKinlay, 1968
Eat hot peppers and pickled foods of spicy nature.
Long Ships Event, 1989
Performers enter from stage left and stage right.
Each stands at the far edge of the stage.
The other replies,
Rock Placement, 1967
Move large rocks to an area.
a large basket of lemons. Throw the lemons.
A bar or tavern in a simple room. The room is either plain, light wood, or wood painted white. The bar is a wooden table or a long board.
Only clear liquors are served. The liquors are lined up on the bar or on shelves behind the bar. There are many rows of clean glasses.
On the bar, there is a bowl of limes.
performed by Ken Friedman
At the end of the concert, performers bow and wait for Pierre. Pierre walks on to announce: "This concludes our concert. Now, the Centre of Attention invites you to join us for drinks at the White Bar."
Theater for Alison Knowles, 1989
out dried beans.
Mean Time, 2004
Place an egg timer on the table.
performers enter the gallery. Each performer has a wristwatch.
One performer sets the egg timer for one minute.
performers watch their clocks carefully for the duration of the
When the timer sounds, all leave the room.
Mon, 22 Mar 2004
Here is the program together with scores and performance notes, as well as approximate times and a list of the props we will need.
I also wrote a new score for this concert, Greenwich Mean Time.
Sat, 03 April 2004
Fluxus concert at the Centre of Attention
Light Table, 1966
Set a wooden table with many candles of different kinds, large and small, colored and plain, ordinary and shaped, normal and scented.
Place the candles on the table. Stand thin candles in candlesticks and candleholders. Stand thick candles and square candles directly on the table. Anyone who wishes to bring new candles may place them on the table.
Light the candles.
Fruit in Three Acts, 1966
1. A peach
2. A watermelon
3. A pear.
Heat Transfer Event, 1970
up a minimum of three glasses.
Transfer the liquids from glass to glass until the tea is cooled.