Taking departure from the Fluxus movement, the workshop will explore that other synonym fortransmedia, namely, intermedia, a term adopted by one of said movements’ proponents. At the workshop we will dive directly into performing selected Fluxus ‘event scores’ as instructions for performing the everyday. We will create new scores with the aim to both perform them and publish the scores for others to perform.
The Fluxus movement emerged in the 60s and 70s as a response to what was at that time new media, the radio and TV. Of interest to the workshop is the movement's category defying aesthetics that dissipated boundaries between art and life. Indeed, the everyday and the banal were the very focus for the initiators of the movement, which during its formative years comprised a motley crew of a ballet dancer and chef, a printer and typographer, an architect and designer, an inventor and composer, an economist, and a mathematician.
In line with the transitive aesthetics of Fluxus, the emphasis in the workshop is for an experiential encounter with the ‘event score’ as a device to tune in to a musicality of the everyday.
Zeenath Hasan is a media artist and socially engaged designer. Her work is situated at a confluence of media, design and everyday practices for a cultural appropriation of information spaces. The outcomes of her work can range from citizen based initiatives, materially discursive practices, and inclusive proposals for public doings. Zeenath mainly works with self and co-initiated projects. Her distributed workspace runs in unlikely alignments along radical environmental lines to destabilise norms of everyday doing.