An art event, often staged or pre-scripted, that requires active participation from an audience to come to full fruition.
Fluxus art involved the viewer, relying on the element of chance to shape the ultimate outcome of the piece. The use of chance was also employed by Dada, Marcel Duchamp, and other performance art of the time, such as Happenings.
by The Logical Fallacy May 13, 2017
Stay away from the happening. The happening is near. Stephen, Gio, and Mike run away from the happening.
by jawnski caltastephen December 31, 2010
In reference to the M. Knight Shyamalan film, The Happening. The word, "happening" is used sarcastically in context. If something is "happening" it sucks, is boring, is stupid or is a flat out waste of your time.
by Bruski2006 July 19, 2010