ASSEMBLAGES, ENVIRONMENTS. AND HAPPENINGS no one can. (A) The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as. Assemblage, Environments & Happenings has 13 ratings and 2 reviews. tENTATIVELY, said: If you love HAPPENINGS (I do) & have an interest in Assemblage. Assemblage, environments and happenings Allan KAPROW. Medium: artist’s book: photo-offset lithograph, pages, hessian covered baords, stitched.

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Assemblage, Environments & Happenings by Allan Kaprow

There are related ways of setting off rearrangements of fixed numbers of actions such as by cueing, in which performers are given a set of actions that are signaled, knowingly or unknowingly, by one another or by natural occurrences such as the sound of asdemblage car horn or a cloud formation.

The Impressionist mode, for instance, would blur it beyond recognition – and at that point the real subjects become light, optical sensation, and paint, and not the microscope. I think that some time must elapse. And I did not want to lose all the advantages these provided by deliberately choosing more neutral events about which I shall say more shortly.

But still later, John Cage could permit a C major triad to exist next to the sound of a buzz saw, because by then the triad was thought of differently – not as a musical necessity but as a happnings as interesting as any other sound.

The assemboage participants have been persons not normally engaged in art encironments performance, but who are moved to take part in an activity that is at once meaningful to them in its ideas yet natural in its methods.

They might stay, perhaps become involved in some unexpected way, or they will more likely move on after a few minutes. Imagine some evening when one has sat talking with hapenings, how as the conversation became reflective the pace slowed, pauses became longer, and the speakers “felt” not only heavier but their distances from one another increased proportionately, as though each were surrounded.

This sort of freedom to accept all kinds of subject matter will probably be possible in the Happenings of the future, but I think not for now. A The line between art and life should he kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible.

I think that it is a mark hxppenings mutual respect that all persons involved in a Happening be willing and committed participants who have a clear idea what they are to do. Laura Krueger marked it as to-read Jun 22, All the elements – people, space, the particular materials and character of the environment, time – can in this way be integrated. It is also like painting, for safety’s sake, only in the center of a canvas.

Arnold Schoenberg felt he had to abolish tonality in music composition and, for him at least, this was made possible by his evolving the twelve-tone series technique. George Brecht has been interested in such possibilities for some time now. This is simply accomplished by writing out the scenario or score for all and discussing it thoroughly with them beforehand.

Environmenta of Western Philosophy. Dana Miranda marked it as to-read Jul 25, Analytic writing, because of the very nature and history of the words we use.

Marian Tubbs – unknown. In this spirit assemglage artists are earnestly proposing a lifetime Happening equivalent to Clarence Schmidt’s lifetime Environment.

It is not even different from a play. Keith Dorwick – – Kairos: At present, the media are all rather unstable happenints their meanings in their new context tend to arise more quickly than anything else.

It would take a number of years to work them out by trial and error, for there is sometimes, though not always, a great gap between theory and production.

Assemblage, Environments & Happenings

It may be that some subjects, because of our familiarity with and wide use of them, allow for more alternatives of transformation and grouping than other subjects.

When we think of composition,” hapepnings is important not to think of it as self-sufficient “form,” as an arrangement as such, as an organizing activity in which the materials are taken for granted as a means toward an end that is greater than they are.

Mason jar gaskets, hangman’s nooses – one could go on almost indefinitely. New ones will be noticed by the observant artist, whether he professes to like this or not. Allen Carlson – – Philosophy and Geography 4 1: They are all obviously united by a common circular shape an observation that could be made by a botanist or a standard auto parts salesman as well as by any painter; for the recognition and use of physical resemblances is not the special talent of artists alone, even if the tradition of form analysis would seem to tell us so.

The Aesthetics of Human Environments. Alistair Hunter rated it it was amazing Sep 21, In this respect it is not different from the preparations for a parade, a football match, a wedding, or religious service.

On the one hand, this will increase the tension between the parts, as a poet might by stretching the rhyme from two lines to ten. By juxtaposing any half dozen of these items, an idea for a Happening could emerge. An apple can be painted in the Neo-Classic, Realist, Impressionist.

First along several points on a heavily trafficked avenue; then in several rooms and floors of an apartment house where some of the activities are out of touch with each other; then on more than one street; then in different but proximate cities; finally all around the globe. Soren Carnal Malefactor marked it as to-read Dec 07, But for this to become truly great. Emily marked it as to-read Apr 24, Saeedeh Asadipour marked it as to-read Feb 02, Warren marked it as to-read Oct 29, The images in each situation can be quite disparate: What About Unfriendly Environments?