Friday, April 24, 2009

IVP3-Maria Suarez and Marquise Eloi-9 Happenings in 3 Parts

For our project we drew inspiration from the artist Allan Kaprow. He is famous for producing the 18 Happenings in 6 Parts and has forever changed the definition of a happening. A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as art. Happenings take pace anywhere, are often multi-disciplinary, often lack a narrative and frequently seek to invlove the audience in some way. We decided to take this definition to heart and produce a similar event, the 9 Happenings in 3 parts. The 30 second clip is one of the happenings we included in the project. We had a performance component for our presentation but weren't able to accomplish it in the setting. However, we feel that the video accompanied with performance art truly portrays what a happening is and gives credit to Kaprow's interesting take on lifelike art.

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