The Meaning of "No Spectators" in Art

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The Meaning of "No Spectators" in Art

Post by some seeing eye » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:47 am

I have an interest in art because it is so damn mysterious in comparison to technology.

Art school creates a language around art and organizes it into "movements" after the fact.

Someone who went to art school reviewed an outdoor art installation event in Humboldt and provides this background:

"[In the 1960s] artists around the world associated with postmodern movements including Fluxus, Gutai, Arte Povera and Neo-Concretism began celebrating blurring boundaries separating art from life. In the early 21st century, the participatory approach to artmaking known as relational art or social praxis built on these foundations, importing internet concepts from the 1990s and early aughts: user-friendliness, interactivity, crowdsourcing and DIY approaches. Plenty of arts festivals since have professed the participatory ideal of "no spectators" "

Fluxus certainly influenced the Cacophony Society.

I think for BRC "no spectators" is an ideal we can never reach, but it is worth the effort to strive for it.

https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humbo ... d=20840589
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Re: The Meaning of "No Spectators" in Art

Post by lucky420 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:54 pm

Very interesting, looks like a really cool place to be
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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