Contemporaneousness - many works are intended to be present in the present rather than left for history or for the future.
Interactivity - many Fluxus works intend to be directly interactive rather than viewsed from a distance
Equivocalness - many Fluxus works are designed to be ambiguous and open to multiple interpretations
Inclusivity - a Fluxus idea is to include rather than exclude whether it be other members/non-members of the group or spectators/audience
Poetical - many works have a poetic quality to them
Portability - many Fluxus works are designed to be easily stored and moved about through shipping or mail services, often reduced to scores to be realized on location rather than created in a studio and then moved about at great expense.
Productionalist - many Fluxus works are intended to become manufactured multiple products rather than unique works of art.
Programatic - many Fluxus projects happen according to a plan or program, many works are serial in nature and are developed along a certain plan or according to certain rules.
Communal - many Fluxus works are held in common among a group of artists for general use by all of them.
Didactic - many Fluxus works are intentionally instructional
Progressive - works that take previous ideas in a new direction
Self Empowered - many Fluxus works exhibit an indifference to accepted norms
Mimetic - many Fluxus works mimic common products and designs, scientific procedures, government activities, etc.
Nostalgic - From the beginning many Fluxus artists often refer to past works in current works.
Tentativeness - Fluxus works are often the product of uncertainty - works are often created without a certain intention in mind allowing the artist to explore alternate possibilities as he goes along
Quirkiness - works often exhibit a certain strangeness or unusualness about the thought processes used in their creation
Obsessiveness - many works imply an obsessive nature in their creators
Uselessness - works often, as part of their quality, render useful objects or performance materials useless or apparently useful activities are accomplished to achieve uselessness.
Materialistic - many Fluxus works exhibit a love of the materials that they are made from and exhibit attention to those materials. Many Fluxus works do not suggest a dialog beyond their own scope.
Multidimensional - many works can exist in a variety of forms or are designed to have a multitude of possible meanings or permutations or media
Adaptive - many Fluxus works are intended to adapt to new situations and are not locked into a specific place, time or style.
Porousness - Fluxus has no rigid boundaries and allows anyone to take up Fluxus activity. Anyone can join in with other Fluxus artists and be accepted as a part of the group.
Revolutionary - many Fluxus works suggest a program of revolution against one thing or another and especially against the 'establishment' or status quo.
Impervious - Fluxus as an idea is impervious to historification.
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