FLUXUS with Larry Miller
thisisnotashop is proud to announce a unique exhibition of work by Fluxus artist Larry Miller in tandem with a series of Fluxus inspired events & performances orchestrated with the artist. Exhibition and Program of Events curated by Jessamyn Fiore.
Since 1969, Miller has been closely associated with the International Fluxus group of artists, having had many of his original compositions assimilated into the extensive Fluxus catalogue of works. He is reknowned as an active interpreter of “classic” Fluxus scores, bringing the ethos & vitality of Fluxus works to a wider Public throughout the world.
Miller’s own work, whether live performance, site specific installation or gallery exhibition, shares an artistic attitude that breaks with fixed boundaries between objects, events, time & space, and between rigid definitions imposed by society of science, art & religion. Miller’s work, characterized by his provocative approach to subject matter & telling humour, and by an unconventional approach to materials & subject matter, has explored the invisible biology of the mind through working with professional hypnotists, ‘psychic’ mediums, healers & ritual magic, in an effort to address ambiguities of inner experience and its outward manifestation. His work draws on music, theatre, and the visual arts, merging diverse media & participatory elements, cutting across disciplines to blend ironic humour & poetic contemplation.
Live Larry Miller Performance:
Figure/Ground – Sunday April 26th, 4-5pm @ The Pheonix Park
Join us at a scenic location in the Phoenix Park for a Sunday afternoon performance- the first in our series of Fluxus events. Larry Miller will physically enact the Figure/Ground relationship in painting using chance, nature and intention to create a live work that will be exhibited as part of the Figures in the Ground exhibition at thisisnotashop.
DIRECTIONS: Figure/Ground will be held next to the Old Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park . Enter through the main gate to Phoenix Park from Parkgate Street. At the FIRST roundabout go to the LEFT. At the bottom of the hill take a RIGHT which will lead you into the car park at the bottom of the hill at The Old Magazine Fort. Performance area will be visible from there.
Larry Miller: Figures In The Ground
Thisisnotashop Gallery, 26 Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Opening Thursday April 30th, 7pm-9pm
Exhibition continues to May 16th
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun, 2-7pm
The exhibition opens on April 30th 2009 at 7pm with a live performance by the artist. The exhibition is comprised of works by the artist , supported by a Fluxus reading room incorporating audio-visual resources & text based paraphernalia. The Fluxus Reading Room, curated by Michael Kynaston, provides a space for the Public to relax & take time to engage with the works by Larry Miller and to delve a little deeper into the world of Fluxus.
For more information on Larry Miller’s work visit www.onlyonelarrymiller.com
Fluxus Concert Dublin
Conducted by Larry Miller
Friday May 1st, 8pm
The Banquet Hall above Cultivate (former SS Michael&John)
15-19 Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Arranged & conducted by Larry Miller, a 15 strong team of Dublin based performers will present a series of original Fluxus Scores, including event scores by George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Robert Watts, George Brecht and others. This performance promises unexpected melodies from such instruments as water, balloons, paper, bubbles, combs…
Tickets are priced at €10 and are on sale now at www.tickets.ie . It is advised that tickets are booked in advance to avoid dissappointment.
Sponsored by Temple Bar Cultural Trust
Larry Miller and Fluxus – Artist Talk with MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD
Friday May 1st, 1-2.30pm
Art in the Contemporary World (NCAD) in collaboration with thisisnotashop is delighted to host a talk by Fluxus artist Larry Miller. Join us for a public discussion with Larry Miller about the history of Fluxus and his own practice. Room to be confirmed- we will update here as soon as it is.
National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Flux Clinic @ The Market Studios
Saturday May 9th, 2-4pm
!The Flux Clinic originates with a group of Asian artists known as Hi Red Center, and was first presented at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in 1966. Since then it has been reproduced in many other ways & places, including mobile Flux Clinic, hosted in the back of a truck.
Flux Clinic Dublin is a one day event that is an evolution rather than a reenactment of that original Flux Clinic. Catalysed by & derived from notes by Larry Miller on the original Flux Clinic, this event will incorporate ‘experiments in measurement‘ developed by members of The Market Studios, with contributing experiments & visual research donated by the 1st Class students of Balbriggan Educate Together National School under the guidance of teacher Elaine Gleeson. In the same vein (so-to-speak) as Larry Miller’s philosophy of ‘art-as-experiment’, the public are invited to come and be sized up at the Flux Clinic, and to engage with these experiments in measurement.
The Flux Clinic will take place at The Market Studios, Corner of Mary’s Lane & Halstrom St, Dublin 7, Saturday May 9th 2-4pm. Curated by Jessica Foley with The Market Studios.