Terminology

Chance Procedurces

A technique for adding randomness into your artistic practice so that there are elements of surprise that even the artist can’t plan for.  This has been used in Fluxus, Happenings, Music, Dance, and even writing with a technique called “cut-ups”

Utopia

an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The word was imported from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

The word comes from the Greek: οὐ (“not”) and τόπος (“place”). The English homophone eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ (“good” or “well”) and τόπος (“place”), signifies a double meaning: “good place” and “no place”. from the Wikipedia Page

Derive

(literally translates as “Drift) is an unplanned journey through a landscape based on your psychological response.  You must set aside all work and leisure activities and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters you find there.   Wikipedia Article 

Fluxus

Art movement in the 1960’s that focused on play, taking art to the street, and creating art that anyone could participate in. Wikipedia Article  (see Yoko Ono)

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