Emmett Williams
Performances




1960 Darmstadt, Schloßkeller-Klub, Der i-punkt: Eine Oper, Assisted by Claus Bremer and Daniel Spoerri

1962 Wiesbaden, Städtisches Museum, Fluxus Internationale Festspiele Neuester Musik, Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices, An Opera
Amsterdam, Galerie Monet, Parallele Aufführungen Neuester Musik, Moving Theater No.1, Simultaneous Operas for One-Eyed Poet and Millionaire
London, Gallery One, and The Institute of Contemporary Art, An Alphabet Symphony
Copenhagen, Nikolai Kirke, Fluxus: Musik og Anti-Musik, A German Chamber Opera for 38 Marias, Counting Songs, An Alphabet Symphony, Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices, Litany and Response No. 2 for Alison Knowles
Paris, American Students and Artists Center, Festum Fluxorum, Duet for Singer(s) and Audience, Counting Songs, An Alphabet Symphony, Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices, Litany and Response No. 2 for Alison Knowles
Paris, Place de la Contrescarpe, 13 Ways to Use Emmett Williams' Skull (with Robert Filliou)

1963 Dusseldorf, Staatliche Kunstakademie, Festum Fluxorum, Litany and Response No. 2 for Alison Knowles, Voice Piece for La Monte Young, Simultaneous Compositions for One Performer, An Alphabet Symphony, Counting Songs, Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices
Vienna, Stift Kloster-Neuburg, IX. Internationales Kunstgespräch, Vortrag über das, was in Augenblick zu sagen wäre, was mir aber vielleicht nicht einfällt, Daniel Spoerri and Emmett Williams
Paris, Galerie Raymond Cordier, Au Comptoir (with Robert Filliou)
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne, Biennale des jeunes artistes, Poésie et cetera américaine
Paris, Atelier Harloff, Son of Man Trio (with Lettie Eisenhauer)
Amsterdam, Die Kleine Komedie, Fluxus Festival, 13 Ways to Use Emmett Williams' Skull, Voice Piece for La Monte Young
Paris, Centre Américain des Artistes, Simultaneous Operas for One-Eyed Poet and Millionaire (with Robert Filliou)
Amsterdam, De Kleine Komedie, Internationale Programma Neuwste Muziek, Neuwste Lituratur, (from the Fluxus Repertory)
Darmstadt, studio ordo, An Alphabet Symphony

1964 Arras, Musée Palais Saint-Vaast, L'Aujourd'hui de demain, The Ultimate Poem and Poème Collectif (with Robert Filliou)
Paris, American Students and Artists Center, 2ème Festival de la libre expression, La Bouche-Oreille Rose (with Robert Filliou)
Rotterdam, Kunstcentrum, t'Venster Flux-Festival, (from the Fluxus repertory)
Aachen, Technische Hochschule, Actions, Agit-Prop, De-Collage, Happenings, Events, l'Autrisme, Art Totale, Re-Fluxus, An Opera, Das Rosarote Ohrenpfropfen
Copenhagen, Charlottenborg, Billedhughersalen, An Emmett Williams evening

1965 New York, Café au Go-Go, Monday Night Letter series, Emmett Williams in absentia
Paris, American Students and Artists Center, 3ème Festival de la libre expression, Chance is a fool's name for fate (with Earle Brown and Robert Filliou), Extra-Sensory Misperception (with Robert Filliou), The Pink Spaghetti Handshake (with Robert Filliou)

1966 New York, St. Mark's Church in the East Village, The Ultimate Poem
New York, Filmmakers' Cinémathèque, Towards More Sensible Boredom, Synergetics (with Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik)
Philadelphia, The Tyler School of Art, The Ultimate Poem

1968 Madison, New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 8th International Artists' Seminar, The Boy and the Bird, Pyromanopera: Fireworks as a Team Proposition, with Ay-O, Max Neuhaus, Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland and Allan Kaprow)
South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, An Alphabet Symphony (with student performers)
New York, Central Park, Bandstand on the Mall, Central Park Poetry Events, The Boy and the Bird and Some Words from Thomas Merton
Lexington, Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Guignol Theater, Interview with Myself, A
Playlet from the Topo (with Stan Mock) and, The Boy and the Bird (with Emi Ozaki, Jimmy Suzuki and Ay-O)
New York, Film-Makers' Cinematheque, Gallery of Modern Art, Columbus Circle, Special Premiere of Walter Gutman's film “Muscles and Flowers”, soundtrack with Michael Benedikt, David Bourdon and Emmett Williams
Buffalo, New York, University of Buffalo, The Boy and the Bird

1970 Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana Memorial Union, A Selection from 5,000 New Ways and The Boy and the Bird
Dusseldorf, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Double Happening: A Contribution to Happenings and Fluxus, (A film with Robert Filliou and Emmett Williams. Camera: Gerry Schum; production, Tony Morgan)
Berlin, Galerie René Block in Forum Theater, Fluxus Festival, Co-invention No. 5: The Nostalgia Factor (with Marianne and Robert Filliou)

1971 Longbeach, California State College, The Mobile Autopoets Present..., A Selection from 5,000 New Ways
Venice, California, The Other Side Coffee House, Emmett Williams in Performance: The Ultimate Poem, A Selection from 5,000 New Ways, The Boy and the Bird
San Bernadino, California, San Bernadino Valley College, The Boy and the Bird

1972 La Jolla, California, University of California at San Diego, USCD Art Gallery, Emmett Williams Reading... The Boy and the Bird, etc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Kurt Schwitters by Emmett Williams

1976 New York, The Clock Tower, Delayed Flux New Year's Event, Counting Songs
Shiga Kogen, Japan, Seminar on Humor and Fluxus with Ay-O and Emmett Williams, The Boy and the Bird
Tokyo, American Cultural Center, Words and Birds and Ay-O and Takehisa Kosugi and Emmett Williams
South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Waterworks: A multimedia exploration for 24 swimmers (with Barry Seace)

1977 Cambridge, Massachusetts, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Piling It On — a Lecture Demonstration

1978 Cambridge, Massachusetts, Leverett House, Harvard University, The Ghostly Ginger-Pop and Muck-Heap Mum, or, The Scrumptious Sea-Fowl on the Slob Slump: A Musical Play (with Stephen Romer)

1980 Cambridge, Massachusetts, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Ivan Tcherepnin
Geneva, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Salle Patino, Flux Concert, An Alphabet Symphony, Counting Song

1981 Cambridge, Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy Park, Cambridge River Festival, Steamshuffle and Steampoems, a participatory installation by Christopher Janney and Joan Brigham, with steam poems by Emmett Williams
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Schemes & Variations vernissage, The Boy and the Bird, first European Performance
Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Performance I, The Boy and the Bird

1982 Boston, Massachusetts, City Hall Plaza, First Night Festival, Steamshuffle and Steampoems
Berlin, AEG Fabrik, Ackerstraße, Kunstquartier, Two of a Kind Plus One
Florence, Teatro Rondo di Bacco, Poesia Sonora, The Boy and the Bird
Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Performance II, Genesis (Première)
Hamburg, Dankerrt, Woche der bildenden Kunst, Genesis
Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, 1962 Wiesbaden FLUXUS 1982, Fluxus Gala, Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices
Verona, Chez Francesco Conz, Co-invention No. 6: The Performance Without a Name (with Robert Filliou)

1983 Paris, Galerie d'Art Contemporain J. et J. Donguy, Genesis
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, The Boy and the Bird
Berlin, Hochschule der Künste, Musik um 1962, A for Ismus (with Garry Williams) and An Alphabet Symphony ( with Chang Ja and Dagmar Fromme
Vienna, Szene Wien, Wiener Festwochen: Internationale Festival Phonetische Poesie, Litanei für H.C. Artmann and Genesis
Berlin, Wewerka Galerie, Faustzeichnungen (with Eberhard Blum)

1984 Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Sprachen der Künste, Spirale (with Ann Noël)
Frankfurt am Main, Theater am Turm, Mythos Berlin, The Boy and the Bird
Bremen, Radio Bremen, Musica Nova, Words for When the Music Stops: Première of “musica”
Poznan, Galeria Akumulatory, Genesis
Warsaw, Galeria Riviera Remont, Genesis

1985 Pittsburgh, Oliver Plaza, The Mattress Factory Series, Steamshuffle and Steampoems
Bath, England, Green Park Station, Art into Music into Art, musica, The Boy and the Bird, and Four-Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices, (with John Furnival, Ken Hughes, Peter Green and Laurence Whitfield)
Hannover, Sprengelmuseum, Tagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie, Faustzeichnungen (with Eberhard Blum)
Munich, Gasteig, Berlin in Gasteig, Faustzeichnungen (solo) and musica
Roskilde, Denmark, Kulturhuset, Festival of Fantastics, The Boy and the Bird

1986 Berlin, AEG Fabrik Ackerstraße, Musik und Sprache, musica
Zurich, Galerie Marlene Frei / Gasthaus Neumarkt, musica
Warsaw, Galeria Riviera Remont, How to Make a Horse (with Andrzej Mitan, Andrzej Zaremba, Adam Czapicki and Cezary Staniszewski)
Poznan, Galeria Akumulatory II, musica
Frankfurt am Main, Schirn Kunsthalle, Die Maler und das Theater im 20. Jahrhundert, Faustzeichnungen, musica and The Boy and the Bird
Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung NordrheinWestfalen, Sprachen und Laute, Werke von Kurt Schwitters und Emmett Williams (with Eberhard Blum)
Linz, Brucknerhaus, Attersee und Seine Freunde, musica
Kassel, Kassler Kunstverein, The Sound / The Image / The Movement, musica

1987 Philadelphia, Municipal Services Building Plaza, 1st National Public Art in America Conference, Steamshuffle and Steampoems
Salzburg, Sommerakademie, Hohensalzburg, Spirale, An Alphabet Symphony – expanded version, Four Directional Song of Doubt for Five Voices arranged for 10 voices, with Ann Noël, Garry Williams and students
Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Momentaufnahme performance series,musica and The Boy and the Bird
Warsaw, Aula of the Polytechnical University, 1st International Seminar of the Arts, musica
Tokyo, Machida-shi, Museum of Graphic Arts, musica
Tokyo, Machida-shi, Ryo-den-ji Temple, Pieces from the Fluxus repertory, and improvisations, with Ann Noël and Garry Williams
Stuttgart, Mitte / Werkstatt und Kultur, An Emmett Williams Evening
Hamburg, Galerie Kammer, Lecture-performance for Dieter Roth und Freunde

1988 Reutlingen, Stadtbibliothek, Galerie auf dem Podest, Baden-Württembergische Literaturtage: „Der Rote Stuhl“, Lesung: Der Rote Stuhl and The Boy and the Bird
Paris, Galerie Donguy, Robert Filliou Memorial Celebration, A Little Night Music for Robert
Pouilly, Danae Festival, Robert Filliou Memorial Celebration, I Never Want to Forget You (assisted by Francesco Conz)
Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Stationen der Musikalischen Moderne concert series, Der Rote Stuhl, full version, with Ann Noël and Garry Williams
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Der Gute Ton zum Schönem Bild, The Boy and the Bird
Bad Godesberg, Haus an der Redoute, Fluxus 1962-1989, Genesis, musica
Berlin, Wissenschafts Zentrum, Première: Kunst in Wissenschafts Zentrum series (with Hanna Frenzel), musica

1989 Nürnberg, Kunsthalle, buchstäblich / wörtlich...,Genesis and musica
Cologne, Moltkerei Werkstatt, Portrait of a Friend by Friends (film by Joan Logue), Genesis and Untitled (film by Maria Wasko)
Geneva, Festival de la Batie: Poésie Sonore, musica
Milano, Milano-Poesia, Festival Internazionale di Poesia, Musica, Video, Performance, Danza et Teatro, musica

1990 Quebec, Le Lieu: Centre en art actuel, Emmett Williams à Québec, Pieces from the Fluxus repertory
Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Emmett Williams evening: Pieces from the Fluxus repertory
Venice, Biennale, Ex Granai della Repubblica alle Zitelle, Ubi Fluxus ibi Motus, Counting Songs
Ganderkesee, Kunstverein, accompanying Wolfgang Hainke's exhibition “Schatzsuche”, Treasure Hunting in Alphabetaland
Berlin, RA.M.M.ZATA Theater, Giannozzo Live Festival, Out of Africa, with Garry Williams, Mike Kunsmann, Florian Lühnsdorf, Michael Fazendin and Bwana Nyani
Zurich, Galerie Marlene Frei, Lecture-performance: A Post Flux Look at Flux Post

1991 Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Emmett Williams evening, A Jinji Japsu Sosumnika for the Co-inventor of the Spaghetti Sandwich, Genesis and musica
Berlin, Hotel Inter-Continental Berlin, Kunst Soirée for Guests and Friends of the Hotel, musica
Illasi (Verona), Domus Jani, Istituto internazionale per l'arte totale, African Festival and Malindi Concrete Poems, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Berlin, China Center, Flexus Refluctions (with Ann Noël)
Berlin, Galerie Johannes Zielke, Stummereignis
Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Dialog der Künste: Wort Bild Wort, musica and Genesis
Heidelberg, Deutsch-Amerikanische Institut (DAI), 5. Festival für experimentalle Musik und Lituratur, musica
Berlin, Petersen Galerie, My Life in Flux – and Vice Versa (reading/installation)
Basel, Kunsthalle, The Boy and the Bird and readings from My Life in Flux – and Vice Versa

1992 Lublin, Cultural Center, Evening with Eric Andersen and Ann Noël during Fluxus and Company exhibition, musica
Malindi, Kenya, Malindi Artists' Proof (Casuarina), readings and performances, with Ann Noël and Sarenco
Wiesbaden, Archivkino Caligari, Fluxus Da Capo, Counting Song No. 11 (with Ann Noël) and musica
Berlin, Palais Podewil, Festival für Sprache und Musik, Out of Africa II (with Thomas Marquard)
Helsinki, Museet för Nutikunst, musica and Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Malmö, Sweden, Konsthall, En Klassisk Fluxus Konsert
Copenhagen, Nikolaikirke, An Opera
Berlin, Kunst-Werke, Künstler im Gespräch – (with Dorothy Iannone)
Munich, Praterinsel. Performance Night on the Praterinsel, musica

1993 Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, “In the Spirit of Fluxus”, Fluxus as I See-Saw it
Berlin, Literaturhaus, “Choice and Chance”, Faustzeichnungen (with Eberhard Blum)
Seoul, Korea, Seoul Arts Center, An Opera, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Leipzig, Old Town Hall, An Emmett Williams Evening
Bremen, Galerie Beim Steinernen Kreuz, Reading and Performance

1994 London, Tate Gallery, Fluxbrittanica, Fluxus Concert
London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Fluxus Returns
Innsbruck, Siebenkapellenareal, Genesis, Meditation
Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Art, En Garde, Nørgaard
Budapest, /Eurowoodstock, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Berlin, Kunst-Werke, Künstler im Gespräch – (with Ay-O)
Lodz, Artists' Museum, Performance (with Ay-O)
Hannover, Eisfabrik, Genesis
Berlin, Amerika Haus, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Fluxus Concert
Darmstadt, Matildenhöhe and Modehaus Schrumpf, Life is Art Enough (with Jürgen O. Olbrich)
Linz, Galerie Maerz, Meditation in the Shape of a Diamond and Other Noises

1995 Darmstadt, Keller-Klub im Schloss, Bouillon de Culture, 43rd Birthday of the Artist's Cellar Club, Meditation No. 2
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Construction in Process, Dr. Shekel and Mr. Hide
Berne, Dampf Zentrale, Life is Art Enough (with Jürgen O. Olbrich)
St. Petersburg, Smolny Cathedral, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)

1996 New York, Crosby Street Project, A Performance or Two (with Ann Noël)
The Hague, Korzo Theater, musica
Moscow, Central House of Artists, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Berlin, Interims Kusthalle, Geschichte der Galerie Wewerka, Hotel Adlon Counting Song (with Ann Noël)
St. Johann im Pongau, Austria, Modehaus Nagel, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Wiesbaden, Fluxeum, George Maciunas Prize presentation to Romuald Hazoumé
Warsaw, Galeria Zacheta, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)
Hannover, Galerie 13, ABC et cetera, (with Ann Noël)
Zurich, Museum für Gestaltung, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël)

1997 Vienna, Messepalast/Museumsquartier, “Die Wiener Gruppe,” The Boy and the Bird
Frankfurt am Main, Werkstatt Konzerte im Bockenheimer Depot, Ensemble Modern, Happy New Ears, (with Earle Brown)
Stuttgart, Akademie Schloß Solitude, H.M.S. Solitude, eine Luxusfahrt in fluxus art, An Opera (with Michael Staab, Emmett Williams, Ben Patterson, Jennifer Minetti, Markus Calvin and others)
Haifa, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Sholem A...
Lodz, Grolman Palace, Out of Africa (with Ann Noël). Film by Maria Wasko
Rosenheim, Städtische Galerie, Genesis, The Boy and the Bird, Meditation No. 2 and Duet, Do You Remember (with Ann Noël)
Los Angeles, Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theater, Beyond the Pink Performance Festival, The Boy and the Bird, Growing Up in the Cellar
Bern, Schlachthaus Theater, 1. Performance Festival Bern, Doch das ist CAMERA ( with Jürgen O. Olbrich)
London, Barbican Center, during the Artists' Book Fair, reading from the book “Mr. Fluxus”, (with Ann Noël)
Berli, Palais Podewil, Für Gaumen und Ohren, zum 60. Geburtstag von Ursula Block, Alphabet Singalong (with Ann Noël)

1999 Berlin, FINE ART, during “Fluxus in America”, 4-Directional Song of Doubt (with Ann Noël)
Museo Vostell Malpartida: Hommage à Wolf Vostell, Génesis (with Ay-o and Ann Noël)
Berlin, Palais Podewil, 4-Directional Song of Doubt (with Ann Noël), Cellar Song, Flori Reifenberg version
Quebec, Le Lieu – centre en art actuel, Counting Song, 4-Directional Song of Doubt (with Ann Noël), Cellar Song, Flori Reifenberg version
Sackville, Mount Allison University, Owens Gallery, Counting Song, 4-Directional Song of Doubt (with Ann Noël), The Boy and the Bird
Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Counting Song, 4-Directional Song of Doubt (with Ann Noël), The Boy and the Bird

2000 Lublin, Teatr NN, Out of Africa ( with Ann Noël)
Bydgoszcz, Club Mozg, Words and Music, (with Flori Reifenberg)
Bydgoszcz, Club Mozg, Out of Africa ( with Ann Noël
Berlin, Haus am Lützowplatz, Words and Music, (with Flori Reifenberg)
Berlin, Haus am Lützowplatz, Workshop
Mainz, Project Gutenberg 2000, An Alphabet symphony (with Ben Patterson)
Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain, “Domaine Poètique” (with Julien Blaine, Jean Dupuy, Jean-Clarence Cambert, Jean-Loup Philippe and Emmett Williams), Te souviens-tu et autres poèms des 60s