Alison Knowles is making a salad—and she needs your help

This summer, Alison Knowles is making a salad—and she needs your help. The legendary performance artist will be performing her seminal Make A Salad (1962) at Art Basel. However this is no ordinary meal. Performers will prepare various salad ingredients before emptying the contents onto a large tarp. Fair visitors and onlookers can participate by helping to toss the salad high into… Read more »

New Etsy Store

Allan   May 7, 2016   Comments Off on New Etsy Store
maybe it's time to stop dancing

I decided it was time to make some of my smaller scale art works available for sale on the arts & crafts web marketplace, I have drawings and paintings there, all of which stay pretty true to my Fluxus sensibilities. Check ’em out. Buy something! The prices are pretty darn low for original artwork from a famous artist like… Read more »

Fluxfest 2016 – Chicago

Allan   April 13, 2016   Comments Off on Fluxfest 2016 – Chicago

FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2016 A Schedule of events: Thursday, May 26th 4-7 PM Exhibition Opening and Reception – “DO IT NOW” – Contemporary Networking in Mailart and Fluxus” Joan Flasch Artistbook Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 37 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 508, Chicago * Dinner to follow at Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe, Chicago Friday, May 27th 11-5… Read more »

Fluxus in 2016: Is it Relevant?

Allan   February 10, 2016   Comments Off on Fluxus in 2016: Is it Relevant?

Is Fluxus still relevant in 2016? Let me make it easy for you dear reader. The (short) answer to this question is an unequivocal, “YES!“ If you’re still reading, I’ll assume that you have some interest in knowing why Fluxus, a “movement” from the early 1960s remains relevant (and dare I say important?) in the early years of the twenty-first… Read more »

Fluxfest Chicago 2016

Allan   February 3, 2016   Comments Off on Fluxfest Chicago 2016

It’s ON Folks!  May 26th through 29th A series of events will happen in Chicago, as well as a Mailart show, Live Art, Score performances, a salute to the 100th anniversary of DADA, and more. Details and Festival Poster to follow soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars, book your hotel, and reserve your flight. It’s gonna be FABULOUS!

Psych.KG 299 | A New and Wonderful LP Release from Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär

Allan   January 19, 2016   Comments Off on Psych.KG 299 | A New and Wonderful LP Release from Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär

Our favorite contemporary German Fluxus artists, Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär have done it again. They’ve just released LP Album number 299 in their Psych.KG series. Number 299 is especially special to me, because I’m included on it! Hjuler Image Festival (Google Result)

Dear George… Love Charlotte: February 10, Block Museum of Art

Allan   January 4, 2016   Comments Off on Dear George… Love Charlotte: February 10, Block Museum of Art

Some Fluxus artists picketed the festival in 1964, others performed in it—a number did both. Lecture Demonstration: Dear George…Love, Charlotte: Fluxus in the Annual Avant Garde Festivals Wednesday, February 10, 6:00pm Block Museum “Dear George… Love Charlotte” will illuminate parts of a social and aesthetic network that connected Charlotte Moorman and the Annual Avant Garde Festivals to Fluxus, despite the… Read more »

Jackson Mac Low: Fluxus Poet

Allan   October 28, 2015   Comments Off on Jackson Mac Low: Fluxus Poet

Jackson Mac Low (September 12, 1922 – December 8, 2004), an early affiliate of the original group of Fluxus artists that surrounded George Maciunas, held distinction as being the first “poet of Fluxus”. While many Fluxus artists incorporated (and incorporate) text and visual poetry into the work, Mac Low was the first whose primary creative output was based in poetics. He was… Read more »

Fuxus: Just Getting to Know You

Allan   October 1, 2015   Comments Off on Fuxus: Just Getting to Know You

It seems as though nearly everyone I meet, who isn’t “into” Fluxus, doesn’t know much about Fluxus. I.E/ They’ve never heard of it! I’ve come up with these four commonalities that encompasses most Fluxus work , and most of the Fluxus Philosophy. Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.[84 Fluxus is intermedia.[85] Fluxus creators like… Read more »

Photography or Image Editing?

Allan   September 4, 2015   Comments Off on Photography or Image Editing?

Adobe Photoshop Elements (now at version 13) Still my favorite software for day to day photo and image editing! No monthly subscriptions. Easy to use. Powerful.

Forty Years of Fluxus, by Ken Friedman

Allan   August 7, 2015   Comments Off on Forty Years of Fluxus, by Ken Friedman

Forty Years of Fluxus By Ken Friedman Publishing history: This article is published as: Friedman, Ken. 2002. “Cuarenta Anos de Fluxus.” Fluxus y Fluxfilms,1962-2002. Berta Sichel, editor, in collaboration with Peter Frank. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 41-83. Copyright © Ken Friedman 2002. All rights reserved This text may be quoted and printed freely with proper acknowledgement…. Read more »

Change at the Digital Salon

Allan   July 5, 2015   Comments Off on Change at the Digital Salon

The Digital Salon family of web sites has been consolidated into a single site, here at The old site is now retired, and my own work now resides on sub-pages of the Digital Salon Fluxus Blog. I hope that you take the time to click through the menu links. Thanks! Allan Revich, M.Ed. Toronto, Canada

La Monte Young: His Life and Influence

Allan   July 4, 2015   Comments Off on La Monte Young: His Life and Influence

Artist and musician, La Monte Young, has been to avant garde music what Ray Johnson was to Mail Art. He was influenced by John Cage, but went on to create his own highly influential oeuvre. When he wrote Trio for Strings, he was still a starving artist eating mustard sandwiches to survive. According to Young [he] “bought the bread and stole the… Read more »

Picasso Gaglione: The Art of the Flux Box @mobius

Allan   May 4, 2015   Comments Off on Picasso Gaglione: The Art of the Flux Box @mobius

Thu Jun 04, 2015 – Mon Jun 08, 2015 Fluxus artist Picasso Gaglione will present an exhibition of his flux box sets which  he is generously donating for sale to benefit mobius.  Each box comprises all aspects of his artwork: rubber stamps, artist stamps, book design, communication and construction but are never formulaic or repetitious. They are treasure boxes of… Read more »

Fluxus Digital Collection Launch

Allan   April 15, 2015   Comments Off on Fluxus Digital Collection Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY. Fluxus Digital Collection Launch April 7, 2015—We are pleased to announce the launch of The Fluxus Digital Collection. This online archive gathers an eclectic range of artworks by one of the most important movements of the twentieth century. Global in scope, Fluxus members moved between the USA, Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere. They worked… Read more »

What is Fluxus (by Mark Bloch, July 9, 2012)

Allan   March 20, 2015   Comments Off on What is Fluxus (by Mark Bloch, July 9, 2012)

Fluxus was an international group of thinkers, artists, composers, performers and designers that first networked themselves together in the late 1950s, then became a performance collective when they took their name in 1962, then a way of working with time and materials and eventually an art movement creating work in several dimensions and media that lasted from the early 60s… Read more »

Fluxfest Chicago: Begins Tomorrow!

Allan   February 18, 2015   Comments Off on Fluxfest Chicago: Begins Tomorrow!

Here’s the skinny on where you’ll find it happening. Fluxfest Chicago 2015 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Feb 19, 4-8pm: “Kiss” reception (secret location, call 314-276-4802 Day of Event for details) Friday, Feb 20, 12-5pm: Chicago Fluxus Day (Chicago Cultural Center) Friday, Feb 20, 7-?pm: New York Correspondance Dinner of Chicago (Berghoff’s) Saturday, Feb 21, 7-10pm: A Flux -Evening, (6018 North) Sunday,… Read more »

Fluxfest Chicago 2015

Allan   January 20, 2015   Comments Off on Fluxfest Chicago 2015

Dates are now confirmed for this year’s annual Chicago Fluxfest. Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22. Nearby Hotels include (in order of price in CDN$) The Congress The Blake Palmer House Hilton The Burnham The Silversmith The poster and more details will be posted as soon as they become available.

From the Fluxus Reader

Allan   January 12, 2015   Comments Off on From the Fluxus Reader

Maybe you think Fluxus still lives and you would like to textualise its progress and historical relevance – should you be obliged to read everything written and also look at each and every one of Peter Moore’s 350,000 photographs? ~ Larry Miller ————- and; …there are some points in common among most Fluxworks: 1 internationalism, 2 experimentalism and iconoclasm, 3… Read more »

Let’s talk about Fluxus…

Allan   December 26, 2014   Comments Off on Let’s talk about Fluxus…

Or, What I Learned That Fluxus Was/Is/Isn’t/Might be/Should be/Could be We could start with Dada. Some people have called Fluxus “neodada”. Some have called contemporary Fluxus neodada. Those people are wrong. So we won’t start with Dada. Let’s start instead with John Cage. John Cage was not a Fluxus artist, and he had nothing directly to do with the founding… Read more »

THE CAVELLINI FESTIVAL IN NYC | November 14-16, 2014

Allan   November 14, 2014   Comments Off on THE CAVELLINI FESTIVAL IN NYC | November 14-16, 2014

THE CAVELLINI FESTIVAL IN NYC 3 day celebration of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini Nov. 14 to 16 to celebrate GAC’s centennial 1914-2014 Friday night November 14 530 pm to 730 pm Reception at Museum of Modern Art library to see their mailings received from Cavellini and to celebrate him and to look at their current mail art historical show called “Analog… Read more »