GEORGE - THE STORY OF GEORGE MACIUNAS AND FLUXUS

By Jeffrey PERKINS

JEFFREY PERKINS PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018

Feature length documentary portrait of George Maciunas (1931-1978), Lithuanian American artist and impresario of the international avant-garde art movement Fluxus.

Festivals
& Awards

MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018
BFI London FF 2019
Experimenta
BFI London FF 2019
VDFF 2019
Filaf 2019
Competition
Art Basel 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Biography
    • Countries
    • USA, NETHERLANDS, ITALY, LITHUANIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, FRANCE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeffrey PERKINS
    • Synopsis
    • George Maciunas (1931-1978) was the founder of Fluxus, a radical avant-garde art movement of the 20th century. The film traces how the Lithuanian-born iconoclastic polymath assembled an international network of artists, musicians, and poets that provoked social and political change through performance, ready-mades, and artworks aimed at collapsing the boundary of art and life.

      From developing the first artist-owned lofts in SoHo, New York, to his attempt to realize a utopian society on a desolate island in the Caribbean, Maciunas was an uncompromising visionary with a rebellious sense of humor. What emerges in the film, is a kaleidoscopic, often contradictory but always revealing portrait of Maciunas' bold and tragic life. With interviews among over thirty artists and scholars including Yoko Ono, Jonas Mekas, and Nam June Paik, the film recounts Maciunas' mercurial personality, asks questions that remain central to our contemporary moment, and explores how one can live a meaningful and artful life.