Monday, May 2, 1960: A Program of Happenings ? Events ! & Situations.
Place Published: New York:
Date Published: 1960.
Book Id: 17654
8 1/2 x 11" sheet, mimeographed from typescript. Near fine with a faint 1" tidemark to upper right corner of verso. The rare flyer for this landmark even presented in the spring of 1960 by the Evening School at the Pratt Institute- one of the formative events in the history of the happening in performance art. The performances were curated by Al Hansen, here presented as "an eclectic". Performers listedninc lude Jackson Mac Low, George Brecht, Shimone Tomari, Al Hansen, Allan Kaprow, Elaine Booth, Audrey Braver, Robert Braver, Sydney Butchkes, Lucas Samaras, Janet Weinberger, & Steve Wilder. The program also notes that the event would feature the music of Morton Feldman, Karlheinze Stockhausen, Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer, John Cage, Philippe Arthuys, Gosden & Correll, Ben Pollack, Alma Gluck, John McCormack, Chung Ahk, Chok Byuk Poo, Shinichi Yuize, and Bunk Johnson. Coffee and "perhaps punch and snacks" would be served after the performances. The flyer concludes by excerpting from Kaprow's untitled essay from the Demiurge which begins "We have things to do." Rare. Previously unseen by us, and very important.