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Empaquetage pour Christo, 1967

Wrap a modest object.

Homage 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.

One shouts,

"Hail, Einar!"

The other replies,

"Hail, Ragnar!"

Shape Shifting, 1991

1.

A bull,
A salmon,
A horse.

2.

A Norwegian,
An Icelander,
A Finn.

Rock Placement, 1967

Move large rocks to an area.

     

Lemons, 1966

Buy a large basket of lemons. Throw the lemons.

  White Bar, 1964

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."

Quiet Theater for Alison Knowles, 1989

Give out dried beans.

  Greenwich Mean Time, 2004

Place an egg timer on the table.

All performers enter the gallery. Each performer has a wristwatch.
Some performers also have large clocks or alarm clocks.

One performer sets the egg timer for one minute.

All performers watch their clocks carefully for the duration of the
piece.

When the timer sounds, all leave the room.

Mon, 22 Mar 2004

Dear Pierre,

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.

Best regards,

Ken

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

Set up a minimum of three glasses.
Fill one with ice water.
Fill one with boiling tea.
Get one or more empty glasses.

Transfer the liquids from glass to glass until the tea is cooled.

Drink the tea.