Klavierduett in Memoriam George Maciunas (Teil 2)
1978, 00:28:10, PAL, black/white, sound, B012 02
The Fluxus soirée organized by Gallery René Block at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf was dedicated to George Maciunas, the then deceased founder of Fluxus, and took place using the same piano that Beuys used to realize one of his first Fluxus actions in 1963. Paik already played his Hommage à John Cage in Düsseldorf ’s Gallery 22 in 1959. The piano duet of Beuys and Paik lasted 74 minutes, reversing the digits of the age reached by Maciunas, who died in 1978 at age 47. The piano is here used conventionally as a musical instrument.