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Author: Allan Revich

Allan Revich is a Toronto artist and writer. His work has appeared in numerous publications, in international exhibitions, and on many websites. He is active in the international Fluxus community. He currently writes poetry, creates visual poems, and works with photography. His work includes Web-based art, mixed media art, and mail art. His books, Headline Haiku 2006, Headline Haiku 2007, and Fluxus Vision are available internationally on Amazon.com and its affiliates, as his most recent collection of poems, "Flux You!".
New Fluxbook from Walter Cianciusi

New Fluxbook from Walter Cianciusi

Fluxus artist Walter Cianciusi has just published his wonderful new book of event scores, and it is available for purchase from Amazon.com.  Event Scores has already received favourable reviews, including a review by Ken Friedman, one of the original Fluxus artists who himself produced numerous event scores. Friedman writes in part, "While there is still energy to be found in interpreting classical event scores, it is difficult to write new scores that convey the lively energy of earlier contributions. Cianciusi…

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The Fluxus Attitude

The Fluxus Attitude

If Fluxus is an attitude and not an "Art Movement" in the traditional art-historical context, what exactly is the Fluxus attitude? While Fluxus objects and events tend to possess the physical attributes of humour, simplicity, and intermedia, they are also created from an attitude towards life and art that encourages globalism, chance, experimentation, temporal factors and the unity of art & life. These aspects of the Fluxus attitude should be very familiar to readers of this Blog because they are…

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Reduxus Too-Muchus?

Reduxus Too-Muchus?

In the post below I stated that Fluxus work nearly always contains four key elements, an attitude vs. an "art movement", intermedia, simplicity, and fun. I believe this to be true, but should also state that, as contained within the term itself, "flux"us is malleable and resists attempts to over-simplify its own definition. It can be (and often is) argued that there is no "one size fits all" definition of Fluxus and that even the four points that I see…

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Fluxus Reduxus

Fluxus Reduxus

The Fluxus artistic philosophy can be expressed as a synthesis of four key factors that define the majority of Fluxus work: Fluxus is an attitude. It is much more than an art history movement, or a style locked between a pair of dates. Fluxus is intermedia. Fluxus creators like to to see what happens when different media intersect. They use found & everyday objects, sounds, images, and texts to create new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts. Fluxus should…

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Cecil Touchon and the Ontological Museum Works

Cecil Touchon and the Ontological Museum Works

  Cecil Touchon, a Fluxus artist, collage artist, and curator of the Ontological Museum has several book works for sale at the Ontological Museum's Lulu.com storefront. A couple of outstanding samples are shown below. Be sure to visit the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction too!   Sell People Things They Don't Need. This is the first book of Massurrealist Poetry. The following poetry has been constructed rather than invented. This is a distinction similar to the difference between…

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The Fluxlist Blog

The Fluxlist Blog

The Fluxlist Blog is a continuing Fluxus project. The Blog serves as a rich media extension of the Fluxlist itself, which was launched in 1996 by Allen Bukoff, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Joe De Marco, Jon Van Oast, as an online forum for artists, writers, and other with an interest in Fluxus. Visit the Fluxlist Blog Join the Fluxlist group on Yahoo Groups.

Ray Johnson’s E-Mail Address?

Ray Johnson’s E-Mail Address?

by Matthew RoseApril 9, 2007 In April, 1990 I had the first of three meetings with Ray Johnson, each on Long Island, and this first one at my house. He would visit me, he said, at 5 PM. On the dot. And he was there. On time. We talked in my kitchen drinking black coffee and moving through dozens of subjects from synchronicity to Joseph Cornell, to my problem with bees (they were living in the crook of my window)…

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Fluxus, Art, and Humor

Fluxus, Art, and Humor

Fluxus has been associated with humor since its inception. In fact one of the features that differentiates Fluxus from many other art forms is what could be termed, its "fun factor". As has been said elsewhere, "if it isn't fun; it isn't Fluxus". This feature of Fluxus works has sometimes led to the art and artists associated with Fluxus to be dismissed as "not serious". But as every humorist knows very well, humor can also be serious. Fluxus tends to…

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Cecil Touchon on Fluxus

Cecil Touchon on Fluxus

Cecil Touchon is an American artist who works with Fluxus. His website can be seen at http://cecil.touchon.com.Cecil wrote the following response to an art student who posted a question on the Fluxlist: Fluxus is a lot like Post-Dogmatism. In post dogmatism – which is not post-fluxus – the key thing is the focus on the ‘threshold of becoming” that place where all things that have shape, take shape. It is the point of inception, the place from which the creative…

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Allen Bukoff on Fluxus

Allen Bukoff on Fluxus

Recently, a graduate student named Claire posted some questions about Fluxus to the Fluxlist. Allen Bukoff, an artist who has been active in Fluxus for many years, and is one of the founding members of the Fluxlist, has posted a very interesting answer to her questions, which I am including in full here on The Fluxus Blog. There are many different ways to understand Fluxus, no? Some are more useful than others (e.g., "Fluxus is about creativity" compared to "Fluxus…

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