June 2008 – October 2010

Flux Factory, New York

Going Places (Doing Stuff) was Flux Factory's three-year series of artist-led bus tours. Think of it as “adventure as performance art.” The content of the tours is entirely up to the artist, and destinations are kept secret. Artists have “carte blanche” to lead a bus-full of people on an odyssey around New York City and the surrounding quad-state area.

Before each tour, we provide only the following information: artists’ name, title of adventure, duration, and a list of needed supplies. In other words, when people sign up for a tour, they know what to bring and how long they’ll be gone, but will have no idea where they’re going or what they’ll experience. Adventures have included ziplining to swimming holes, breaking world records, a trip to an abandoned mental asylum, a demolition derby, and camping in a barn.

Curated by Jean Barberis and Georgia Muenster.

Read up on Going Places (Doing Stuff) in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Photo by Dylan House.

Photo courtesy Flux Factory.

Photo by Elizabeth Larison.

Photo by Elizabeth Larison.