Performances for Art and Faith
mask-wearing audience members were part of the performance
of Flux-Mass, a February recreation of the seminal 1970 performance
piece of the same name. The original Flux-Mass, which took place
at Rutgers University, was largely improvised, an outgrowth of the larger
Fluxus movement of experimental art. The recent Amherst production was
slightly less spontaneous, but still involved costumes, startling juxtapositions
of images and religious and secular themes, and (obviously) masks. The
performers included students from Rutgers and Hampshire College, as well
as several artists from the original Flux-Mass.
The Amherst College Gospel Choir raised the rafters of Johnson
Chapel at the Martin Luther King Interfaith Service February 2.
Photos: Frank Ward