HomeArticlesBUTTER + EGGS = ART, sometimes BUTTER + EGGS = ART, sometimes By Frank Lundy September 24, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:alison knowles, art, art cooking, art history, cooking, fluxus, george maciunas, identical lunch, tuna sandwich Related Posts Learn to make a Graduation Cap – Arts & Crafts Relief Printmaking Proof Printing : Relief Printmaking Brayer Cleaning KOLDNÅL DRYPOINT-PRINTMAKING The whole process by Svein Erik Larsen About Author admin 100 Comments radagastwiz June 28, 2018 Blenderized meal, huh? I know someone else named Green who's an aficionado… Reply Julia Holland June 28, 2018 dang that all black meal was cool Reply LOVE OF PLANTS 🌻 June 28, 2018 Fluxus art left people flummoxed. But in a good way. Reply Fabio June 28, 2018 Yaaaas art cooking is back Reply Bonnie K June 28, 2018 Yesss! Art Cooking is my favorite series! Reply Sepp Cecil June 28, 2018 Those mono-color meals look so fun!! Reply Milica Krunić June 28, 2018 Blenderizing meals is back! We should get John and Hank to do it again Reply Yavuz Baysal June 28, 2018 Is this comment art? Reply Xenolilly June 28, 2018 Gotta love a reference to Anish Kapoor. 🙂 Reply PoseidonXIII June 28, 2018 Now I'm hungry XD Reply Stand Against the Cartels, End Drug Prohibition June 28, 2018 Our world has serious problems with how much waste we create, so if you're going to make this type of art consider using recovered materials and items that were set to be trashed anyway (great way to save money too!). By itself, a pile or display of perfectly edible food labelled "Garbage", or a performance of trashing great-looking food makes a stronger statement than many "art for art sake" pieces, but I guess that's because I value art that reveals truth or injustice over others, especially wasteful fluff. But art has no boundaries so do whatever, unless it's a performance of launching nukes as a statement on life or destruction or how we don't appreciate things until they're gone. It might be the most talked about performance art in history, but that boundary is real. Though as soon as I say that artists will cross it because breaking rules and conventions is how art progresses. Oh shit, art is gonna kill us all! Quick, everyone stop performing art! Reply AlthenaLuna June 28, 2018 Two thoughts – 1. Sarah has now suffered through a blenderized a meal, without the spurring of a Vlogbrothers punishment. For art!2. Especially as someone who has always been poor, I have a hard time calling the wasting of food "art", and suspect I'm not alone in this feeling. I'm wondering how you balance the desire to represent historical art movements & prompts accurately against other such factors. Reply posthumorously June 28, 2018 That sandwich looked so good. Not sure about it being a smoothie though. Reply LuckyLifeguard June 28, 2018 FOREVER IN LOVE with this series Reply Geertje Brandenburg June 28, 2018 I'm suuuper curious how you make solar panels out of bean juice. I know it's probably a secret created from a lot of experimentation but dammit that's really interesting!!!! Reply projectpoirot June 28, 2018 the mono meals kind of remind me of my christmas nachos. which came about when i found red tortilla chips in the store, and it was christmas time. made nachos with only foods that were red, green, or white. results were a fun night with my dad and some pretty good nachos. Reply Logan Scime June 28, 2018 An art cooking about one of my favorite movements?? It feels like my birthday! Reply Tom Wilson June 29, 2018 Knit a scarf of 100 rows then, before finishing it of, remove the hooks and unravel the entire thing making sure to wind all the used yarn into a ball. Throw the ball out a window. Reply Gretchen Gustafson June 29, 2018 I just wanted to leave some love on this channel. I have always wanted to get in to art, but never knew how. Once I discovered your channel I was hooked and now I feel more confident going to the sculpture garden literally across the street (the Walker in Minneapolis) and taking in art all through out the year. Love what you do and thank you for doing it! Reply DAYBROK3 June 29, 2018 Oooohhh you forgot black caviar Reply Oliver Bollmann June 29, 2018 You know, as a bonus, now when someone sits on that cushion/couch, and notices it's lopsided and missing some foam, that is one great conversation starter! 😀 Thank you for this! I hadn't heard of Fluxus before, tickled to see what they were creating and instigating others to create. Your black meal looks really good! I think I'm going to try a variation on your black fruit maki roll… 🙂 Reply Krista Wright June 29, 2018 Anyone have a book on Fluxus that they'd like to recommend?! I'd love to learn more. Reply Derriere June 29, 2018 I love this series so much, thank you 💝💝 Reply TLG1255 June 29, 2018 Thank you for the valuable content! Reply Mage of Void June 29, 2018 Neat history; still disgusting Reply MaybeAmy June 29, 2018 Love this episode! But that butter and egg mixture made me squeamish 😛 I can't stand the feeling of egg. It's worse than nails on a chalkboard for me! Reply Jenna Medlyn June 29, 2018 I'm a musician and seeing those pictures of instrument being destroyed is going to give me nightmares Reply TANIMAYTO June 29, 2018 yum yum look at these culinary masterpieces Reply Linz bridge June 29, 2018 This series always makes me delightfully uncomfortable. And I think that's the point? Reply Laurydoodle June 29, 2018 this was a great episode! def check out Jason Chase and Nanolabs singularity black! he has a great series of "the blackest little black dress". the color is made of carbon nanotubes.the art history babes interviewed him! Reply Catz Galore June 29, 2018 Thank you VidCon for bringing me back to art. Reply Lark Ericson Laurente June 29, 2018 What a waste of butter Reply Stella Wenny June 29, 2018 I really hope you'd share how to make the tuna salad because this is the only cooking channel that I watch and I desperately need to learn actual cooking! Reply cheesereader June 29, 2018 I really appreciate the info on George Maciunas, because I've been trying to 1. pronounce his name, and 2. tell people who he is, for a long time. We've got this photo of him, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono in our bookstore from the area (the Berkshires). It takes people a moment to recognize John in the bonnet and dress, then Yoko in the uniform, and finally they ask–who's that? Reply tamara June 29, 2018 Danger music number twenty-four is me whenever there's a mosquito in my room at night Reply skiko15 June 29, 2018 And after the dinner, play the card game Fluxx, a game in which you constantly change the rules by following instructions on the various cards. Reply Simona Juskaite June 29, 2018 National pride is through the rooof ❤️❤️❤️ love that guy Reply BeginPanicAttack June 29, 2018 find it attack it Reply namlhots June 29, 2018 Come on, no secrets, what is your recipe for tuna fish? And who knew that John was a Fluxus artist (Blenderized Happy Meal circa 2007)? Reply Just A Peach June 29, 2018 Too many things to comment on. But in total my comment is YES!! ART!! Reply Mr Temporal June 29, 2018 Even Vanta Black is transparent to gamma rays (though gamma rays aren't visible) Reply Scorpio8116 June 29, 2018 I can't help but feel annoyed, even angry at times, when I see that so much food is being pretty much wasted in order to be called art (even though I guess the real food wasters are all the grocery stores and restaurants and such that throw away so much more food daily than one person could). Still, I like learning that all of this exists, and in a way I appreciate the actual edible art (like the all-black meal) even more. Reply jpmpastores June 29, 2018 2007: john green blenderizes happy meal 2018: sarah green blenderizes tuna fish sandwich If that isn't true love of blenderized things… Reply graphite June 30, 2018 Go to farmers market and find ugliest potato possible.Take home and beautify with glitter, makeup and rhinestones.Release pretty potato back into it's natural habitat by burying underground somewhere.Go home and ironically eat french fries. Reply Andrew Thompson June 30, 2018 "…in case you're vegan, or don't have any eggs: SCREAM! SCREAM! SCREAM! FIND IT! ATTACK IT! FIND IT! ATTACK IT!" damn, pretty extreme… Reply CrumpArt June 30, 2018 FIND IT! ATTACK IT! is perfect in so many ways and made me laugh out loud. Reply Sajina Shrestha June 30, 2018 "Oh hey maam, how's it going?" I love seeing you enjoy making these videos! Reply Lou Daprile July 1, 2018 That last fluxus is like an old school vlog brothers punishment Reply Muffin July 1, 2018 this really puts the yoko ono tunafish sandwich piece from grapefruit in a new light: "Imagine one thousands suns in the sky at the same time.Let them shine for one hour.Then, let them gradually melt into the sky.MAke one tunafish sandwich and eat." Reply Michael Wade July 1, 2018 I'm probably getting sidetracked wondering how long that white glue took to fully dry, but I'm going to keep wondering. Reply Cassio Ruggeri Cons July 2, 2018 The Fluxus-inspired Scrambled Scrabble Dinner assignment is one of my favorite in The Art Assignment, precisely because it allows us to create together, and it doesn't require anyone to have previous art knowledge. "It's just a lousy meal planning."Now I discover that there's much more to the Fluxus movement. With that assignment, we got to create dishes with bold combinations, but they were ultimately good, edible food. If anything, we were making out-of-the-box great creative dishes (well, apart from my doritos ravioli, which tasted horrible but remains my favorite from the three times I played the scrambled scrabble dinner – I guess I might have grasped what Fluxus is all about, after all). We were playing the ego game once again, trying to make the best dish when in adverse conditions. Next time I might be more disruptive. (Maybe. Maybe not.) Great video, as usual. Thanks for making me think. Here for the doritos ravioli filled with ham and melon coulis, with a cassis-coffee sauce and sided with quark cheese and picles: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUsAeB1F4n9/?taken-by=crcons Reply Cassio Ruggeri Cons July 2, 2018 Oh, I'm SO doing a black sushi. That's beautiful. Reply Lilith July 2, 2018 i really enjoy these types of videos 🙂 Reply blueberrryhill July 2, 2018 Request: Toulouse Lautrec! Reply radicalbacon July 3, 2018 Work with eggs and butter for a time… so, whenever I make an omelet? Reply Rafael Geraldo July 3, 2018 this is basically the story of food #hamparte Reply Sigijade July 5, 2018 I love this. Art cooking is the best series! Butter and eggs look incredibly fun and satisfying Reply Alissa Frederick July 7, 2018 I'll be honest, this one was tough to watch Reply Renee Laventure July 7, 2018 Honestly I’ll never stop loving the meat tower. Reply Dan Cenow July 9, 2018 Poor animals have to suffer for our stupid art… Interesting video though! Reply supercrazypurplegurl July 11, 2018 You don’t have a link to your merch in the description? John would be appalled at the lack of self promo! store.dftba.com/collections/the-art-assignment Reply GamingGen July 11, 2018 Whenever somebody talks about yoko ono, I can hear those “artistic screenings”. Jesus Reply Neo 0101 July 12, 2018 Art🤣 Reply Ben Isham July 12, 2018 So then would the Art Assignment itself (in its initial conception, at least) constitute a Fluxus? Reply MsFredWeasley July 13, 2018 Could Gishwhes (or now just GISH) be the Modern Fluxus Festive Reply Devin du Plessis July 20, 2018 This is even worse than Dada, the epitome of lazy. Not all of it, but much of it. That’s the problem with art, you can’t have an argument with your sibling and call it law but for some reason you can make a sandwich and call it art. Reply Kram1032 July 28, 2018 You know, I love these Art Cooking videos, but the thing I gotta love the most about them is the fact that you embrace your process no matter how potentially badly it goes, and you do it in an incredibly calm, academic, comedically dry manner.Like, in this video, that (not so) great egg opener Reply Eva C July 29, 2018 Lauren Zoll's art sounds RAD!! Reply carlos castillo August 20, 2018 Super interesting video, I love this channel. Out of curiosity, do you think the Fluxus movement would consider thinks like chemistry, composing and playing music, or even 3D printing as within their scope? I.e does following an experiment that anyone can do, or playing a song that was written by someone else, or even printing an object that someone else design qualify as Fluxus? Reply firewordsparkler August 24, 2018 I had an awful flashback to the blenderized happy meal era of vlogbrothers Reply Megatronimus August 27, 2018 How to basic is fluxus? Reply Abbas Güven Akçay September 1, 2018 5:36 it isn't black sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are called "Sesamum indicum" in latin, this thing you call black sesame seed is called "Nigella sativa" in latin. Absolutely different species. Reply Larry Phillips Jr. September 22, 2018 Ono Yoko 😂 Reply Oma Rumunna October 11, 2018 Red breakfast here I come. Reply cassl14 October 23, 2018 Lol, sadly, I'm too stupid to even understand what the fuck she's talking about. Seems like a quality video though 😀 Reply Rocha Leandro November 3, 2018 Very pleasurable to the artists. Reply TJ Southam November 11, 2018 Danger Music No. 24: AKA, rolling around on the floor with my pillow. I'm an artist. Reply Richard Lightburn November 22, 2018 Fluxus, eh?I dunno. Like many people my age (64), I first learned of Fluxus through Yoko and her involvement with a popstar. But I later learned more about it at a museum in Vienna, the Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna, which housed a modern art museum, and had a large collection of Fluxus things. I had to reconcile the scantiness of each item with the huge number of items. (In contrast, one Parthenon is enough to establish the importance of the Greeks.) While no single Fluxus piece establishes anything, the mass of them speaks of creativity of a sort. But then I thought about Yoko Ono's popstar, and some of his songs even when he was working with his famous quartet exhibited some kind of Fluxus "sensitivity". Many songs from "The White Album" seemed to have some of that kind of creativity. Like maybe "Helter Skelter. "And then I made the leap to ask how was Fluxus different from what Charles Manson's activities with Sharon Tate? I can clearly imagine the "scripts" of those ritualistic murders, and wondering whether those could be Fluxus events.But that's really too horrible a comparison to make. Really really horrible. Reply Cobusjdatd December 8, 2018 The eggs and butter was so disgustingly satisfying to watch Reply don quichotte December 13, 2018 Not so vegan Reply RóSe February 23, 2019 I can get the artistic idea behind monomeals, but making a tuna sandwich and calling it performance art with no audience is just riridoulus Reply Juliane Nguy February 27, 2019 John has eaten nasty blenderized food, Hank has eaten nasty blenderized food, now Sarah has eaten nasty blenderized food, now when's Katherine taking her turn? Reply Bruce W. March 9, 2019 I love these, extremely well done and entertaining. But the way you hack saw things when you cut really messes with my OCD. Reply Urbex Éireann March 16, 2019 This art movement reminds me of the 'science experiments' I did as a kid where I would get a bit of every liquid I could find in the bathroom and/or kitchen and mix it together Reply Öykü Elif Şare April 8, 2019 I think he meant the foaming up insulation kinda urethane foam. The one you squeeze as liqued than it grows 3x/10x its size and becomes a solid sponge Reply Brad East April 9, 2019 OK so you mentioned anish kapoor's vantablack… can you please make a video about him and what you think of him and vantablack?? I've hated him passionately ever since and don't think i could ever respect him again Reply marvin raphael monfort April 19, 2019 always wanted to eat all purple food for my birthday but kind of hard to do Reply marvin raphael monfort April 19, 2019 always wanted to eat all purple food for my birthday but kind of hard to do Reply Robert Nowakowski April 23, 2019 How to Basic flucks. Reply re a April 24, 2019 i must say you are not the funniest person ever, have a slight dark tendency to humor, but make good videos indeed. thanks !!!!! Reply Yuyang Long April 29, 2019 That's gross…… Reply Blue Arrowfox May 7, 2019 Who was thinking they should probably make a cookie or some kind of pastry out of Danger Music number 15? Reply Annie Huckaby May 7, 2019 this series inspired my final English project of recreating the meals from the Catcher in the Rye and explaining the context around them 🙂 Reply Carol Toyoshima June 4, 2019 When I have doubt this series always remembers me why I went to art school. Reply FLUXUS June 7, 2019 Very informative and relaxingly unpreaching video Reply Ishwari Mallick June 23, 2019 I feel this kind of radically deconstructive and ego-destroying art is even more pretentious and that's what ensures its existence, since there is no authority dictating its rules and aesthetics. Reply Iam Joergen July 25, 2019 Watching butter and eggs working Makes me uncomfortable… Reply Benj Montgomery July 28, 2019 gahhh i love art so much Reply Chante Moody August 14, 2019 I just don't get FLUXUS art. It doesn't seem like art at all; but instead, it looks like friends just hanging out and being silly. Maybe it's the act of hanging out with your friends that is supposed to be art? I don't know. I understand making food into art though. There is a way to make very cool food art, that's so cool it's almost a shame to eat it! Reply Cornell Waters September 11, 2019 Thank You 🍞 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.