Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fluxhibition #4 Catalog Now Available!


Fluxhibition #4 - Fluxus Amusements, Diversions, Games, Tricks and Puzzles Works from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, South Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, France, Greece, Australia, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia. 
 - $18.50 - Essays by Cecil Touchon and Celia Pearce
Edition First Edition
Publisher Ontological Museum Publications
Published April 3, 2011
Language English
Pages 177
Editor  Cecil Touchon
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Dimensions (inches) 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

Sunday, February 13, 2011

[128] Yoko Ono - USA

[128] Yoko Ono - USA
Piece of Sky - jigsaw puzzle - 3x4 inches
sent from Studio One

Friday, September 10, 2010

[126] Lawrence Charles Miller - USA

[126] The Big Game - Lawrence Charles Miller - USA
pencil drawing over a print of an antique photo of dead buffalo on paper - 9.5 x 8 inches

[125] Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

[125] Fluxus Stencil Kit (Street Art Performance) - Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

[124] Helen Amyes - Australia

[124] Artspeak Bingo - Helen Amyes - Australia
Home made Bingo Cards with instructions to mark off the words on the bingo card when you hear them at an art opening. The person who scratches out all the words wins.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

[123] BreAndrea Rudolph USA

[123] Shadow Joker - BreAndrea Rudolph - USA
collage on paper
A joker who lives in the shadows and creates magic.

[122] Branislava Nikolic Bransha Austria

[122] Puzzle of a Painting - Branislava Nikolic Bransha  Austria

[121] Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

[121] No Stencil Fluxus Visual Poetry - Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

[120] Julie Jeffries - USA

[120] Julie Jeffries - USA
Large painted canvas game board with game pieces (found objects) and home made game cards

[119] Andrew Eyman - USA

[119] Stay Asleep - Andrew Eyman - USA

[118] Amber Morgan USA

[118] Just a Game? - Amber Morgan - USA
Mixed media assemblage using found objects, twine, poker chop, playing cards
Note: with this minimalist assemblage I hope to convey symbolism of the addiction that gambling can become, a binding addiction of chance and luck.

[117] Jaromir Svozilik Norway

[117] Skiddle Alley - Jaromir Svozilik Norway
drawing on paper - 6x8 inches

[116] Niki Murphy USA

[116] Tick Tack Toe - Niki Murphy USA
a part of a tree limb cut with one flat side with twigs made into a game board for tick tack toe. Also so includes the 'X's and 'O's.

[115] James Bowen - USA

 [115] The Key to the Lock is in the Box - James Bowen - USA
12x12x8 inches - Material: Keys, Glue, Wood
Description: This is a locked box made out of keys. The whole point of the box is for it to be something that shouldn't be. This box is permanently shut with the key to the lock on the box locked inside.

[114] Jane Humber USA

[114] Puzzle - Jane Humber - USA
broken glass from a blue glass mug in a plastic box with a photo of the unbroken cup.

[113] Carol Gibson - USA

[113] Game Mask - Carol Gibson - USA
paper mache, acrylic paint, paper playing cards, glitter, glue, glass, medium and varnish

[112] Alexandra Holownia - Alexandrasfly Puzzle - Germany

[112] Alexandrasfly Puzzle - Alexandra Holownia - Germany
materials: box with laminated images of 6 designs that can be made with the blocks

[111] Kris Moore USA

[111] Kris Moore USA
Black box with paper hand towel with the words 'read first'

[110] Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

[110] Fluxus Spinning Top Game - Tulio Restrepo - Columbia

[109] Costis - Greece

[109] Poetic Virus Master Game - Costis - Greece

[108] Peter Whittenberger - USA

[108] The Alone Time Games - Peter Whittenberger - USA
Video - click on link to watch

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

[107] Keiichi Nakamura - Tokyo, Japan

[107] Fluxus Performance Dice - Keiichi Nakamura - Tokyo, Japan
Piece of printed paper with instructions to make dice out of the three crosses followed by instructions for performance by one director and two performers.

also included in the package was a seperate event score on a postcard that reads...
10 Seconds Music

Erase all sounds from the whole world for only 10 seconds.

(original wording corrected)

[106] Michael Arata - USA

[106] Soul/Fart - Michael Arata - USA
"Prop, Soul/Fart" Hand Held
Soul for those who do not have one.
Fart for those who do not.
Mixed media 2010 7x1.5x1.5 inches
Audience participation allowed. photo documentation requested
video links:

[105] Alan Schwartz - USA

[105] Level Down - Alan Schwartz - USA
colored text on paper mounted on mat board

[104] Champe Smith

[103] Alexia L. Gordon, MD (USA)

[103] Puzzle Cubes - Alexia L. Gordon, MD (USA)
Box with altered Rubiks Cubes
Inside lids says: Take a chance or play it safe, your choice.
The all-black puzzle cube is intended for those who like to play things safe. You'll solve the puzzle no matter which way you twist the sides. The puzzle cube with the skulls is intended for the adventurous. If you decide to take a chance and play the game you have to be prepared for failure. You might not be able to solve the puzzle.

[102] Dr. William R. Howe - Cincinnati, Ohio USA

[102] Fluxonomics - Box #2 of 8 - Dr. William R. Howe - Cincinnati, Ohio USA
wooden box Letterpress on wood, glass mirror, and game components from a Monopoly game. 9"x12"x3.25"

[101] Julie Banrik - USA

[101] Complication of the Discombobulation - Julie Banrik - USA
cage, puzzle, floral wire

[100] Mimi Shapiro USA

[2010.099] Jennifer Barnett (USA)

[2010.099] Jennifer Barnett (USA)
Title: The No-Calorie Cake
Description: This cake was meant as a practical joke. The idea is to set up a birthday party for your loved one, and then give them this cake instead of a real one. For the best result, drop the cake just as you are presenting it to them.
Materials: cardboard boxes in three sizes, Fast 'N Final Lightweight Spackling, and artificial flowers.

[098] Eliz (Elizabeth Beckmann) (USA)

[2010.flux4.098] Twenty-Six New York Bathrooms - Eliz (Elizabeth Beckmann) (USA)
small plastic cases containing smaller plastic boxes, photographs.
Donated by the artist, received by mail 2010.

Artist Statement: Inspired by Peter Greenway's documentary Twenty-Six Bathrooms, represents various bathrooms, both public and private from New York City. As part of a photo-sculpture series, they redirect the high aesthetics of photography as an art form into a plaything. By Fixing photographs within handling-objects as opposed to wall bound frames. I create a personal, boundless relationship between viewer and object, not to mention a new format of porta-potties. The photo-objects are great fun for me as well because the structure of the box determines the composition.
The internal grid construction of the small cases defines the size, shape and rythmn of the photo compositions. The trasparent quality of the boxes when viewed from different arrangements of the sculpture, (closed, open, front, back, placement of the smaller boxes without or within the sculpture, etc.), performs like a silent cinematic experience: a sequence of close-ups, long shots and panoramic shots. The viewer may rearrange the piece inside and out, exploring the multi-faceted aspects of a bathroom, art object and plaything. Thus, the conventional notions of one's relationship to the artist, who usually determines the end construction of a non-ephemeral work, dissolve like urine in a toilet bowl.
Therefore, by investigating the snapshot itself and what can be done with it as opposed to manipulating the images in the darkroom or in photoshop or controlling the outcome of the picture by the use of lenses, filters, etc., (I used a small disposable black and white camera), I am confined to the valuable study of the subject and not the mechanism of photographing. My process refuses traditional techniques and compositions of sculpture and photography. Each sculptural composition is a mere collection of rectangular pieces of paper that represent a New York bathroom. They are cut and pasted pictures of mundane subjects: toilets, plumbing, toilet paper, floors, etc., which become abstract or surreal images. The Twenty-Six New York Bathrooms divorce themselves from conventional notions of bathrooms, photography and sculpture.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

[097] Bibianna Padilla Maltos Mexico

[097] Memory Game (traveling size) Bibianna Padilla Maltos  Mexico
labels with instructions

[096] Gruppo Sinestetico Italy

[096] Arte Senso - Gruppo Sinestetico Italy
Cardboard carton with printing

[095] Kathleen McHugh USA

[095] From Autopsies to Art - Kathleen McHugh USA
Box assemblage with found objects, poetry, phtographs

[094] William Evertson USA

[094]Artifact & Art - William Evertson USA

[093] Mary Bogdan Canada

[093] Games We Play  - Mary Bogdan - Canada
2010 - mixed media assemblage with found objects, 9”x9”x1” approx (not including hanging cords).

Description: One Baoding ball (from a set of two Chinese exercise balls) with moon face; scrabble pieces;dice; marbles; alphabets; in an opened ginseng ampoule box, inserted and wrapped with printed snippets torn from various bibles (Christian, Mormon,Jewish) and other books in different languages representing the “games we play” in reference to religion, literature & art.

[092] Mark Bloch USA


Secrets of the Ancient 20th Century Gamers - Mark Bloch - USA

Plastic bag, patch, die with the number One and printed matter

Ten Fluxus Scores by Mark Bloch


Post-Fluxus Fluxus Event by Mark Bloch 

Associate with Fluxus. 


Post-Fluxus Futility Event by Mark Bloch 

Tell someone not associated with Fluxus you want to be associated with Fluxus.


Post-Fluxus Fluxus Secret Membership Event by Mark Bloch

  • Associate with Fluxus in your mind.

  • Don't tell anyone.


Post-Fluxus Begging Event for Allen Bukoff
by Mark Bloch

Tell someone associated with Fluxus you want to be associated with Fluxus.


Post-Fluxus Professor Event for Susan Shulman

Listen to original Fluxus people discussing Fluxus in a recording.

Post-Fluxus Professor Event for Ben Patterson

Listen to original Fluxus people discussing Fluxus in person.


Post-Fluxus Professor Event for Angela Ferrara

Read original Fluxus people discussing Fluxus in print.


Post-Fluxus Verbose Event for Allan Revich
  • Write about Fluxus.
  • Wait.
Post-Fluxus Image Event for Cecil Touchon
  • Make an image listing Fluxus artists.
  • Wait.

Post-Fluxus Sloth Piece
by Mark Bloch


[091] Lubomyr Tymkiv - Ukraine

[091] Tourist Set Game - Lubomyr Tymkiv - Ukraine
6x8 inches - plywood, wood, tape, paper

[090] Luc Fierens Belgium

[090] Fluxus Entertainment - Luc Fierens - Begium
2010 - Assemblage

[089] Keith Buchholz USA

[089] Safely Game - Keith Buchholz USA
Box Assemblage

[088] Keith Buchholz USA

[088]Location Game - Keith Buchholz USA
Box Assemblage

[087] Manuel Olivares Italy

[087] GAME: "Three Paintings Play at Being Photos" Manuel Olivares   Italy
Painting on three attached canvases

[086] Valerie MacEwan - USA

[086] Rule Book: I Want It Game - Valerie MacEwan - USA
materials: cloth case with hand made book composed of pages from an Ikea catalog

[085] Tulio Restrepo Colombia

[085]  No Parking Video Performance Tulio Restrepo

[084] Tulio Restrepo Columbia

[084] Fluxus Puzzle Cube - Tulio Restrepo Columbia

[083] Torma Cauli Hungary

[083] Torma Cauli - Hungary