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A "Great Bear Pamphlet" of performance instructions by Alison Knowles.
pamphlet, 14 pages
Published 1965 by Something Else Press
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Aug 16, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it
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Shuffle (1961)

The performer or performers shuffle into the performance area and away from it, above, behind, around, or through the audience. They perform as a group or solo: but quietly.
Premiered August 1963 at National Association of Chemists and Perfumers in New York at the Advertisers’ Club.

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Proposition (October, 1962)

Make a salad.
Premiered October 21st, 1962 at Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

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Variation #1 on Proposition (October, 1964)

Make a soup.
Mar 20, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, fluxus
As I recall, Knowles is the one who suggested to Higgins (weren't they married?) that he call his press "Something Else" or, rather, he sd something like: "Maybe I shd call the press [fill in the blank]?" & AK replied: "No, call it something else" - in other words, she may not've intended "something else" to be a proper noun but Higgins may've turned it into that.

Anyway, I suppose I can honestly say that I'm both intriqued by Knowles' work & bored by it. In some of the works I'm familia
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