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2003.08.14

And then Fluxus began to get copied...

A CHILD'S HISTORY of FLUXUS by DICK HIGGINS

"And then Fluxus began to get copied. Fancy people began copying Fluxus things and ideas. But they tried to make fancy things out of them - and that changed them. When teacups were replaced by millions of teacups they weren't simple any more, so they stopped being Fluxus. That was always the difference: they stopped being art of life. You could always tell the real Fluxus thing from the fake ones because the real ones stayed simple, while the fake ones had fancy names attached to them."

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This makes me think of an article I just read in the SFGate.com. Its about Burning Man and how the real event is now at the point of corruption due to commercialization. The event promotors are opptimistic about maintaining the genuine aspect of teh event, but will Burning Man begin to get copied into fake commercial gimmicks? Same with FlashMobs.

Posted by: Gabe Lloyd | Sep 3, 2003 1:50:03 AM

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