The Upcoming Exploding Appendix Dance Film Project (Brighton, UK)
July 13, 2020
The Art and Life of George Grosz: A Live Discussion with Barbara McCloskey (Online Group Video Session – September 8th 2020)
July 13, 2020
On the 25th August, the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art Practice and Research Group  will be meeting in Preston Park near the clock tower at 7pm until 10:30pm. The meeting will be weather dependent and socially distanced to ensure that people are safe in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The event is free and anyone is welcome. Knowing number, however, is very important. If you would be interested in being involved please RSVP to explodingappendix@gmail.com.
We will open with a picnic on the grass, this will be followed by the opportunity to discuss and share projects we are working on. Following this Bradley Tuck will lead a presentation and workshop on ‘How to make a Happening’. For more details on the workshop see below:

 

Drawing upon Allan Kaprow’s ‘How to make a Happening’ and examples from the work of Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Delford Brown, Lucas Samaras, and Robert Rauschenberg, we will run a practical session on how to create a happening.
Below are some quotes from Kaprow’s text.

“Forget all the standard art forms. Don’t paint pictures, don’t make poetry, don’t build architecture, don’t arrange dances, don’t write plays, don’t compose music, don’t make movies, and above all, don’t think you’ll get a happening out of putting all these together.”

“You can steer clear of art by mixing up your happening by mixing it with life situations”

“The situations for a happening should come from what you see in the real world, from real places and people rather than from the head.”

“Break up your spaces. A single enactment space is what the theatre traditionally uses.”

“When you’ve got the go-ahead, don’t rehearse the happening.”

“Perform the happening once only.”