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Chris Thompson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816653546

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.001.0001

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Interhuman Intermedia

Interhuman Intermedia

(p.49) 1. Interhuman Intermedia

Chris Thompson

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the human and spatial dimensions of Fluxus, as embodied in the “interhuman intermedia”—a dense network of interactions and innovations created between individuals living and working together despite racial, political, and religious differences, as well as the various arguments therein and the critiques against Fluxus ideals. The interhuman intermedia is a cohesion of several variegated forces, all coming together into a harmonious whole. And as a movement, Fluxusis an advocate of peace and harmony, as seen in its appropriation of Buddhist ideals (i.e. the “awakeness to the precariousness of the other”) and practices, its sense of internationalism that expands on localized humanism, and even in its lighthearted delivery of political ideals and “unthought.” Proponents of Fluxus, in the end, seek that ever-elusive “art of peace”.

Keywords:   Fluxus, awakeness, art of peace, interhuman intermedia, Buddhist, unthought, internationalism, peace and harmony

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