Friday, December 31, 2010

New New Art 2011, Tarantino


Raw Elegance for Billie

Raw Elegance for Billie, waxed oak leaf with paint and glitter, Christine Tarantino, 2010
New New Year gift for Billie J. Maciunas

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Radiance for Adrian, TARANTINO

Radiance for Adrian, mono-type totem word-art print with glitter and studio debris, Christine Tarantino, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

loading a sinfony

on your status.
loading a sinfony..in 28 minute

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loading a sinfony by Litsa Spathi

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fluxmass Carol No.3 - Hallelujah - Cecil Touchon 2010



Fluxmass Carol No.3 - Hallelujah - Cecil Touchon 2010
for the Fluxus Jubilee Jamboree - 50 Years of Fluxus

Fluxmass Carol No.2 - Glorious Glory - Cecil Touchon 2010



Fluxmass Carol No.2 - Glorious Glory
Cecil Touchon 2010
for the Fluxus Jubilee Jamboree - 50 Years of Fluxus

Happy fluxy fruit face for 2011


Happy fluxy fruit face for 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fluxmass Carol No.1 - Thy -Thou -Thee -Thine


Fluxmass Carol No.1 - Thy -Thou -Thee -Thine
Cecil Touchon 2010
for the Fluxus Jubilee Jamboree - 50 Years of Fluxus

To be performed at your next fluxfest

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas today- 2010 yeaar aftes the birth of Jesus Christus.
Source: bild.de

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy NEW NEW


Nipples of Venus - Venusbrüstchen


Nipples of Venus - Venusbrüstchen New Fluxus Pralines Ludwig Rigaud, furthermore, vevived the tradition of the delicisous "Capezzoli di Venere", freely translated Nipples of Venus. This sweet speciality (based on a modern recipe) - tempting chestnut and nougat paste in white or dark chocolate-, which is said to have been enjoyed by Antonio Salieri already in Mozart's time according to the Mozart researcher, Prof. Rudolph Angemüller. was newly developed by Litsa Spathi/Nobody (while she was playing with Allen Bukoff's Fluxus Play Set) for the Fluxus year 2011
Fluxus 50th anniversary

Thursday, December 16, 2010

CHICAGO IN FEBRUARY........


Please join us for a full week of Fluxus Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago !!! Plenty of room to add additional performances ... Dig out your scores and your Bowler Hats !!!

Texas In January ...


If anyone is going to be in Texas in January, Please come and Perform with us !!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Find a book?

From a friend who is a China scholar:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Fluxfest - Chicago

Please Join us to Perform and Congregate : at the MCA – Chicago, week of Feb. 15th – 20th, 2011.
“FLUXFEST - CHICAGO”
organized by Keith A. Buchholz and Picasso Gaglione.
A weeklong exploration of Fluxus activity, from it’s earliest scores and actions, to contemporary re-interpretations of classic scores, and Recent works by Contemporary Fluxus Artists.
Held inside the Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, Illinois
February 15th – 20th, 2010

Tuesday, 2/15 12:31 P.M.
The New Fake Picabia Brothers ( Picasso Gaglione / Keith A. Buchholz )
Guitar Kick ( Robin Page ) Performers kick a guitar throughout galleries, until guitar is completely dismembered. – Classic performance score by an anchor artist of the british “school” of 70’s Fluxus.

Tuesday, 2/15 6: 35 P.M.
The Chicago Fluxus Ensemble - Classic Scores and Interventions
Founded in 2009 by Hannah Higgins, Simon Anderson and Alison Knowles, The Chicago Fluxus Ensemble has performed multiple times with Fulcrum Point’s New Music Series. ( Simon Anderson, Picasso Gaglione, Jeff Abell, Sally Alatelo, Keith A. Buchholz, Joshua Rutherford, Jessica Feinstein, Kyle White, Darlene Domel , and others. )

Wednesday, 2/16 12:03 p.m.
“ Eternal Networking “
Guided by artists Picasso Gaglione, Darlene Domel, Keith A. Buchholz, Andy Oleksiuk, Adamandia Kapsalis, Neosho, and others, Visitors will have the ability to interact with the Postal Art Network. Supplies for Collage, Stamping, and Postal Mail Making will be provided, along with insights, and guidance into making works which will be sent into the “Eternal Network “.

Thursday, 2/17 12:15 p.m.
3 Durational Works
1. Premiere of “ Time / Space Ritual “ a New work by Keith A. Buchholz, involving the layering of sound and manipulation of found sources through 4 turntables, influenced by Nam June Paik’s Turntable manipulations and Steve Reich’s Tape Loop work. Duration : 60 Minutes.
2. Premiere of “ Magic Mushrooms” a New work by Andrew Oleksiuk, Utilizing Live telepresence, Virtual FLUXUS Performance in Second Life, with special guest performers. Duration 60 minutes.
3. Dragging Suite - Nam June Paik Performed by Picasso Gaglione, Darlene Domel, Keith A. Buchholz, and others, Paik’s Suite calls for the dragging of multiple dolls throughout the space. Comical and Irreverent, this is a Paik work not often seen. Duration 45min – 1 hr.

Friday, 2/18 12:36 p.m.
TRISTIN TZARA - performance by Miekal And, Camille Bacos .
Explores the relationship of Tzara to his hometown, with filmed imagery, and spoken word.

DADA machine FLUXUS ( Darlene Domel, Keith A. Buchholz, Picasso Gaglione, Andy Oleksiuk, and others.) * Expected guest performers include Melissa McCarthy (Flux- New Hampshire), Reed Altemus ( Fluxus Maine), Jennifer Kosharek ( Fluxus South), Cecil Touchon ( Fluxus-Texas), as well as other incoming Flux-Folk.
Manic Re - Interpretations of Classic Fluxus Scores, as seen through the direction of Picasso Gaglione.

Saturday, 2/19 12:34 p.m.
FLUXUS NOW !!!
Contemporary Fluxus Scores interpreted by their authors and members of their circle.
A sampling of recent work, performed by contemporary artists from the Fluxus community, many of whom are coming to Chicago specifically to perform at these events. Artists from throughout the U.S., (and possibly Mexico and Canada as well), will converge to perform their recent scores.
* A commemorative Zine of scores will be published by Fluxpress in conjunction with this event, and will be distributed free to MCA visitors during these performances.



Saturday, 2/19 7:13 p.m. ( OFFSITE )
The New York Correspondance School of Chicago Dinner
In Keeping with the traditions of Ray Johnson’s New York Correspondance School, it’s Chicago Affiliates will host an informal dinner gathering at a downtown location TBA. Members of the Chicago Fluxus and Mail Art communities as well as incoming performers and guests will be in attendance. The public will be notified of time and place, by flyers distributed throughout the week at the MCA.

Sunday, 2/20 12:33 p.m.

FLUX – SOLOS
A variety of Classic and Contemporary Fluxus scores, interpreted by Contemporary Fluxus artists.
This performance gives Contemporary performers the opportunity to present works from the 50 year canon of scores, that personally resonate with them. Performances will undoubtedly be insightful, and will run the gamut from irreverent to introspective. ( discussion with the artists to follow. )
* artists will include all involved during the “Fluxweek” and will conclude the weeks activities.

* As part of the weeks activities, Posters, Flyers, Stampsheets, and Booklets will be printed and distributed freely to visitors at the museum. ( Ephemera is an integral part of the Fluxus practice).
More Performances to be added ---- As you think of them .....

Please contact Keith Buchholz for more info : 1-314-276-4802 Keith9963@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, December 04, 2010

pROFILE mUSEUM


PROXY GALLERY (now showing: the asia-other collection): Select and assemble your own custom art exhibition with catalogue! Ultra hi-res art files, suitable for printing, are delivered in one custom pdf/ebook. Thousands of enlarged (custom, patented algorithms) and enhanced photographs (now, likely several hundred thousands, soon over a million,) mostly low-res cellphone, web-cam, and low-end digital camera self-portraits (self-packaging), culled from dating/social websites -- as you might expect, there is some explicit content (more than is permitted here unfortunately: you really should see them all, but it probably makes little difference) -- fascinating and occasionally disturbing. I've decided to also add a set of painting-filters -- this was good, as it enabled a 'recovery' of many more worthwhile images, and also clouded any possible erogenous/irregular corporate claims, but the project now extends beyond my life-span. I could easily make small paintings from these images but who support that activity? Let's see: commissioned portrait paintings, I'm thinking 12" square encaustic on panels, from your choice of subject are available for $15,000US. It's interesting to find the balance/inertia point between the look of photo and painting, and it speaks to the current social/heroic condition! Often it makes faces look squinty so it's necessary to 'bring-back' facial aspects. The display images on this site are but quick approximations of the larger art files which simply don't scale -- kinda like paint on canvas. Another advantage of the painting filters is that they drastically reduce the file sizes and make it well-nigh impossible for someone to covertly res-up these display images for printing. It's quite incredible to realize that many of these pictures were only 3-4K or so when I started to work on them. You may realize that this is not the first time I've collected anonymous found-public imagery: notably dumpster-diving (bicycling with backpack at midnight,) at photofinishers' in the 70's. And of course, there's the "Insatiable Abstraction Engine" -- collections from newsgroups. [http://bbrace.net/insatiable-abstraction.html] But come to think it, nearly all my work involves repeated multiples or collections of imagery. My new friends. Whenever possible I retained any color casts, cropping and lighting. The portraits are actually very considered, sometimes selections made/altered merely to obscure the identity that they wished to presumably portray initially. Sunglasses are a popular ruse, as are close-ups of cleavage, butts, tattoos, feet and groins. (Curiously, I've yet to see a picture of hands... ok, now I have: some intricate fingernails and the love/hate finger-tats.) Many feature-obilerating camera-flash-portraits in the bathroom mirror. Many of course, occur in and around motorized vehicles. Only one (so far) in a grocery store. And some, but surprisingly few, are filched from somewhere online, but this must be a risky choice in the event of an 'actual encounter.' How much introductory information/description do you want to put out there to begin with? There are some very creative, even artful, solutions to this dilemma. Various select groups of portraits are included in each PDF 500-page ebook/catalogue for $250 (sorry about the price but it was a hellish amount of work and I guarantee you won't be disappointed or YMB), and can be ordered directly. The images contain sufficient resolution to print them out on letter-size/A4 paper (or coffee-mugs, keychains, magnets, photo-stamps, cards, calendars, tea-towels...), for an instant exhibition. Use my verified Paypal account to have the DVD delivered at no charge: [bbrace@eskimo.com; http://bradbrace.net/buy-into.html] Or, even better, assemble your own catalogue/exhibition at the Proxy Gallery storefront [http://cart.iabrace.com/]. Art files are only $1 each. My new friends. Having been recently kicked-off Facebook (there was an anonymous report of a depicted nipple!), and losing 5,000 appreciative friends - it was the perfect place to host a social-media profile-portrait-collection, I've decided to also open an online storefront where individual high-res files will sell for only $1/each. [http://cart.iabrace.com] How hypocritical to object to profile pictures that were on FB to begin with; but it's fun to now position coloured boxes and bars over n•pples, c•nts and c•cks. How idiotic is that? The prints of course required different custom algorithms and some masterful retouching -- they look great! Technically given the incredibly diverse range of imagery it was difficult to make them all equally legible; despite a variety of intricate processing directives, the scripts would inevitably crash or be unable to render a decent image. These were handled individually as were the painting-filters. If I receive a reasonable number of orders, I'll offer additional states of the union or countries... but California had to be the place to begin. Sure to be a collectors' (socio-anthropologists') item! An amazing and compelling, collective portrait! The interspersed military/gangster imagery (or maybe something else), also introduces a new spin on the hopes for this already tenuous social-media culture. I've had to organize/sub-divide these in some fashion, so by state/country seems to be the prevailing approach. And given how often workers are compelled to move around, there's more of a local difference in cultural self-perception, body language, and social-sexual proclivity than you might expect. The classification boundaries are increasingly porous. Recently I set-up a "Caribbean" collection that will end-up being especially massive due to the many sub-nations, each of which wouldn't hold many entries. But you might wonder if any protrayed desire isn't really just vengenance from being infected by various disease/ vectors: I have it and so will you. It really is a perhaps overlooked (overly-present), socially significant era when a massive proportion of the population is able to individually exorcise their self-imagery instead of being routinely dependent on existing systematized systems of portraiture and presentation -- which is not to say that it's entirely free from stylistic-cultural-corporate constraints and codification (and why, for now at least, I left the imagery in a nearly random arrangement), but the individual, probably for the first time ever, is seen freely negotiating a shifting porous skein of varied reception... well, something like that...

Monday, November 15, 2010

aseming painting


aseming painting/ Fluxus Poetry by © Litsa Spathi

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Lot

New Fluxus Iconography Performance




"New Fluxus Iconography Performance" Litsa Spathi playing with the New Fluxus Symbol Set she received from Fluxus Midwest/Allen Bukoff
Photos by Ruud Janssen

Sunday, November 07, 2010

PROFILE_mUSEUM - the oceania collection



PROXY GALLERY (now showing: the oceania collection): Select and assemble your own custom art exhibition with catalogue! Ultra hi-res art files, suitable for printing, are delivered in one custom pdf/ebook. Thousands of enlarged (custom, patented algorithms) and enhanced photographs (now, likely several hundred thousands, soon over a million,) mostly low-res cellphone, web-cam, and low-end digital camera self-portraits (self-packaging), culled from dating/social websites -- as you might expect, there is some explicit content (more than is permitted here unfortunately: you really should see them all, but it probably makes little difference) -- fascinating and occasionally disturbing. I've decided to also add a set of painting-filters -- this was good, as it enabled a 'recovery' of many more worthwhile images, and also clouded any possible erogenous/irregular corporate claims, but the project now extends beyond my life-span. I could easily make small paintings from these images but who support that activity? Let's see: commissioned portrait paintings, I'm thinking 12" square encaustic on panels, from your choice of subject are available for $15,000US. It's interesting to find the balance/inertia point between the look of photo and painting, and it speaks to the current social/heroic condition! Often it makes faces look squinty so it's necessary to 'bring-back' facial aspects. The display images on this site are but quick approximations of the larger art files which simply don't scale -- kinda like paint on canvas. Another advantage of the painting filters is that they drastically reduce the file sizes and make it well-nigh impossible for someone to covertly res-up these display images for printing. It's quite incredible to realize that many of these pictures were only 3-4K or so when I started to work on them. You may realize that this is not the first time I've collected anonymous found-public imagery: notably dumpster-diving (bicycling with backpack at midnight,) at photofinishers' in the 70's. And of course, there's the "Insatiable Abstraction Engine" -- collections from newsgroups. [http://bbrace.net/insatiable-abstraction.html] But come to think it, nearly all my work involves repeated multiples or collections of imagery. My new friends. Whenever possible I retained any color casts, cropping and lighting. The portraits are actually very considered, sometimes selections made/altered merely to obscure the identity that they wished to presumably portray initially. Sunglasses are a popular ruse, as are close-ups of cleavage, butts, tattoos, feet and groins. (Curiously, I've yet to see a picture of hands... ok, now I have: some intricate fingernails and the love/hate finger-tats.) Many feature-obilerating camera-flash-portraits in the bathroom mirror. Many of course, occur in and around motorized vehicles. Only one (so far) in a grocery store. And some, but surprisingly few, are filched from somewhere online, but this must be a risky choice in the event of an 'actual encounter.' How much introductory information/description do you want to put out there to begin with? There are some very creative, even artful, solutions to this dilemma. Various select groups of portraits are included in each PDF 500-page ebook/catalogue for $250 (sorry about the price but it was a hellish amount of work and I guarantee you won't be disappointed or YMB), and can be ordered directly. The images contain sufficient resolution to print them out on letter-size/A4 paper (or coffee-mugs, keychains, magnets, photo-stamps, cards, calendars, tea-towels...), for an instant exhibition. Use my verified Paypal account to have the DVD delivered at no charge: [bbrace@eskimo.com; http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html] Or, even better, assemble your own catalogue/exhibition at the Proxy Gallery storefront [http://cart.iabrace.com/]. Art files are only $1 each. My new friends. Having been recently kicked-off Facebook (there was an anonymous report of a depicted nipple!), and losing 5,000 appreciative friends - it was the perfect place to host a social-media profile-portrait-collection, I've decided to also open an online storefront where individual high-res files will sell for only $1/each. [http://cart.iabrace.com] How hypocritical to object to profile pictures that were on FB to begin with; but it's fun to now position coloured boxes and bars over n•pples, c•nts and c•cks. How idiotic is that? The prints of course required different custom algorithms and some masterful retouching -- they look great! Technically given the incredibly diverse range of imagery it was difficult to make them all equally legible; despite a variety of intricate processing directives, the scripts would inevitably crash or be unable to render a decent image. These were handled individually as were the painting-filters. If I receive a reasonable number of orders, I'll offer additional states of the union or countries... but California had to be the place to begin. Sure to be a collectors' (socio-anthropologists') item! An amazing and compelling, collective portrait! The interspersed military/gangster imagery (or maybe something else), also introduces a new spin on the hopes for this already tenuous social-media culture. I've had to organize/sub-divide these in some fashion, so by state/country seems to be the prevailing approach. And given how often workers are compelled to move around, there's more of a local difference in cultural self-perception, body language, and social-sexual proclivity than you might expect. The classification boundaries are increasingly porous. Recently I set-up a "Caribbean" collection that will end-up being especially massive due to the many sub-nations, each of which wouldn't hold many entries. But you might wonder if any protrayed desire isn't really just vengenance from being infected by various disease/ vectors: I have it and so will you. It really is a perhaps overlooked (overly-present), socially significant era when a massive proportion of the population is able to individually exorcise their self-imagery instead of being routinely dependent on existing systematized systems of portraiture and presentation -- which is not to say that it's entirely free from stylistic-cultural-corporate constraints and codification (and why, for now at least, I left the imagery in a nearly random arrangement), but the individual, probably for the first time ever, is seen freely negotiating a shifting porous skein of varied reception... well, something like that...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Danger - Ejection Seat


Envelope from Litsa Spathi (Netherlands) which included a signed copy of one of her "Digital Fluxus Performances on Facebook", May-June 2010, published by Nobody Press


The booklet contains the complete discussion that evolved on facebook as a reaction to the statement "Fluxus military aircraft ejection seat" for people who declare Fluxus dead! It is the second booklet in the series of Facebook Discussions. This copy is 24 pages thick and is a lot of food for thought.

I notice some others also are suddenly interested in documenting their Facebook discussions, but the discussions published by Litsa Spathi are the first ones to realize a complete score. The images is placed to provoke the discussion. The discussion is well documented and reprinted in a wonderfully edited booklet in full colour. The bookles also has some original prints of rubberstamps in it and the original logo "DANGER - Ejection Seat".




with the booklet also these two artistamp Sheets with all kind of variations of the "Ejection Seat" warning shield.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

...m...oord &/of ...d...oodslag


"...m...oord &/of ...d...oodslag" Visual Luxus Poem
© 2010 by Litsa Spathi

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two Ways Performance

a. Looking with glasses

b. Looking without glasses

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Luxus is... Money=Food=Life


"Luxus is... Money=Food=Life"- visual Luxus Poem
PS1: Luxus is a new art movement,in 2010 founded by Litsa Spathi
PS2: After Fluxus follows LUXUS

IUOMA Poll-4


Facebook Mortality


"Facebook Mortality Or The Death of Poetry"- visual poem by Litsa Spathi

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

ProfILE_mUSEUM - the spain collection



PROXY GALLERY (now showing: the spain collection): Select and assemble your own custom art exhibition with catalogue! Ultra hi-res art files, suitable for printing, are delivered in one custom pdf/ebook. Thousands of enlarged (custom, patented algorithms) and enhanced photographs (now, likely several hundred thousands, soon over a million,) mostly low-res cellphone, web-cam, and low-end digital camera self-portraits (self-packaging), culled from dating/social websites -- as you might expect, there is some explicit content (more than is permitted here unfortunately: you really should see them all, but it probably makes little difference) -- fascinating and occasionally disturbing. I've decided to also add a set of painting-filters -- this was good, as it enabled a 'recovery' of many more worthwhile images, and also clouded any possible erogenous/irregular corporate claims, but the project now extends beyond my life-span. I could easily make small paintings from these images but who support that activity? Let's see: commissioned portrait paintings, I'm thinking 12" square encaustic on panels, from your choice of subject are available for $15,000US. It's interesting to find the balance/inertia point between the look of photo and painting, and it speaks to the current social/heroic condition! Often it makes faces look squinty so it's necessary to 'bring-back' facial aspects. The display images on this site are but quick approximations of the larger art files which simply don't scale -- kinda like paint on canvas. Another advantage of the painting filters is that they drastically reduce the file sizes and make it well-nigh impossible for someone to covertly res-up these display images for printing. It's quite incredible to realize that many of these pictures were only 3-4K or so when I started to work on them. You may realize that this is not the first time I've collected anonymous found-public imagery: notably dumpster-diving (bicycling with backpack at midnight,) at photofinishers' in the 70's. And of course, there's the "Insatiable Abstraction Engine" -- collections from newsgroups. [http://bbrace.net/insatiable-abstraction.html] But come to think it, nearly all my work involves repeated multiples or collections of imagery. My new friends. Whenever possible I retained any color casts, cropping and lighting. The portraits are actually very considered, sometimes selections made/altered merely to obscure the identity that they wished to presumably portray initially. Sunglasses are a popular ruse, as are close-ups of cleavage, butts, tattoos, feet and groins. (Curiously, I've yet to see a picture of hands... ok, now I have: some intricate fingernails and the love/hate finger-tats.) Many feature-obilerating camera-flash-portraits in the bathroom mirror. Many of course, occur in and around motorized vehicles. Only one (so far) in a grocery store. And some, but surprisingly few, are filched from somewhere online, but this must be a risky choice in the event of an 'actual encounter.' How much introductory information/description do you want to put out there to begin with? There are some very creative, even artful, solutions to this dilemma. Various select groups of portraits are included in each PDF 500-page ebook/catalogue for $250 (sorry about the price but it was a hellish amount of work and I guarantee you won't be disappointed or YMB), and can be ordered directly. The images contain sufficient resolution to print them out on letter-size/A4 paper (or coffee-mugs, keychains, magnets, photo-stamps, cards, calendars, tea-towels...), for an instant exhibition. Use my verified Paypal account to have the DVD delivered at no charge: [bbrace@eskimo.com; http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html] Or, even better, assemble your own catalogue/exhibition at the Proxy Gallery storefront [http://cart.iabrace.com/]. Art files are only $1 each. My new friends. Having been recently kicked-off Facebook (there was an anonymous report of a depicted nipple!), and losing 5,000 appreciative friends - it was the perfect place to host a social-media profile-portrait-collection, I've decided to also open an online storefront where individual high-res files will sell for only $1/each. [http://cart.iabrace.com] How hypocritical to object to profile pictures that were on FB to begin with; but it's fun to now position coloured boxes and bars over n•pples, c•nts and c•cks. How idiotic is that? The prints of course required different custom algorithms and some masterful retouching -- they look great! Technically given the incredibly diverse range of imagery it was difficult to make them all equally legible; despite a variety of intricate processing directives, the scripts would inevitably crash or be unable to render a decent image. These were handled individually as were the painting-filters. If I receive a reasonable number of orders, I'll offer additional states of the union or countries... but California had to be the place to begin. Sure to be a collectors' (socio-anthropologists') item! An amazing and compelling, collective portrait! The interspersed military/gangster imagery (or maybe something else), also introduces a new spin on the hopes for this already tenuous social-media culture. I've had to organize/sub-divide these in some fashion, so by state/country seems to be the prevailing approach. And given how often workers are compelled to move around, there's more of a local difference in cultural self-perception, body language, and social-sexual proclivity than you might expect. The classification boundaries are increasingly porous. Recently I set-up a "Caribbean" collection that will end-up being especially massive due to the many sub-nations, each of which wouldn't hold many entries. But you might wonder if any protrayed desire isn't really just vengenance from being infected by various disease/ vectors: I have it and so will you. It really is a perhaps overlooked (overly-present), socially significant era when a massive proportion of the population is able to individually exorcise their self-imagery instead of being routinely dependent on existing systematized systems of portraiture and presentation -- which is not to say that it's entirely free from stylistic-cultural-corporate constraints and codification (and why, for now at least, I left the imagery in a nearly random arrangement), but the individual, probably for the first time ever, is seen freely negotiating a shifting porous skein of varied reception... well, something like that...

TARANTINO & others DADAIST INVASION on Turners Fall, MA

M. Adrian Montagano & Christine Tarantino
Video stills from October 8th DADAIST INVASION on Turners Falls...
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2010/10/dadaist-invasion-on-turners-falls-video.html

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fluxus performance night at Belknap Mill October 29th

from Melissa McCarthy
---
I am curating "A Book About Death @ Belknap Mill" here in Laconia NH. On Friday October 29th I am planning an evening of Fluxus Performance, and wondered if any of you who are in the northeast would be interested or available to join me (it's a Friday night at 7pm) for that. I'd also invite you to submit scores for that performance, whether or not you are able to perform.

You can reply to me (artplay68@yahoo.com) or call (phone # below)

Thanks!
Melissa

Melissa McCarthy
http://www.bonafideart.com
603-455-8008
...because art is cheaper than therapy

Saturday, October 02, 2010

No Joke


"No Joke" visual Luxus poem by Litsa Spathi

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MAIL ART CALL KAUNAS BIENNIAL

A CALL FOR MAIL ART WORKS : TEXTILE 11 / KAUNAS BIENNIAL , LITHUANIA

“ GEORGE MACIUNAS AND BEYOND : FLUXUS NEVER STOPS “

In conjunction with the Kaunas Biennial, I have been asked to curate an exhibition relating to the history and current activities of FLUXUS artists and affiliates. As part of the exhibition, I am putting out a call for work to the mail art community. As the Biennial is Fiber / Textile oriented, keep this in mind when you are creating work to send … The concept for the show is as broad as you can make it. Postcards, Artist stamps, Visual Poetry, Zine Work, Stickers, Anything ……

The show’s title “GEORGE MACIUNAS AND BEYOND : FLUXUS NEVER STOPS” relates in part to an homage of George in his hometown, Kaunas, and a celebration of his “local hero” status, as well as an exposure of continuity in the FLUXUS community . Pease send works no larger than A4 paper size, and include your Name and contact info on back. Documentation to all .

DEADLINE FOR SENDING WORKS IS JUNE 31ST, 2011
SHIP TO :
KAUNAS BIENNIAL / FLUXUS
c/o Keith A. Buchholz / curator
3449 Hartford
St. Louis, Mo. 63118
U.S.A.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

After Fluxus follows LUXUS


"After Fluxus follows LUXUS - Flux is over--->it is time for LUXUS" by Litsa Spathi

Sunday, September 19, 2010

H.R Fricker - Exhibition



Exhibition at the Bickelmuseum August - September 2010. Videofragments of the room and works by Karl Bickel and Hans-Ruedi Fricker. Documented by Ruud Janssen and Litsa Spathi. The room at the Bickelmuseum was constructed with 9 square rooms in which each selections of works. The works couldn't be seen outside the boxes. The exhibition was a beautiful surprise. Outside the boxes there were some selections of Hans-Ruedi's famous shields. Also a reading table with quite unique books from the world of artistamps.