Thursday, August 11, 2011

Film Screening | WPA Present's Alan Kaprow's Fluids, 1967

Sunday, August 14th, 8:30pm
WPA will be screening the rarely seen Pasadena Art Museum documentary of Alan Kaprow's "FLUIDS" 1967.

Alan Kaprow's happening FLUIDS involved
constructing enclosures with ice blocks at various locations in Pasadena
and Los Angeles. Kaprow recruited participants using billboards that
displayed the FLUIDS score: "During three days, about twenty rectangular
enclosures of ice blocks (measuring about 30 feet long, 10 wide and 8
high) are built throughout the city. Their walls are unbroken. They are
left to melt".

Groups of young people made his work a reality. They stacked blocks of
ice, delivered by the Union Ice Company, into rectangular structures.
Over the ensuing days, the ice structures melted. This 30 minute film documents one of these events.

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