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FEB 21 -24

Feb 21 - Thurs evening
Mail Art Exhibit
School of the Art Institute Library
Wabash Ave

Feb 22 -Friday
Performances @ The Defibulator

Feb 23 Saturday
Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Ave between Washington & Randolph St
Mail Art 0- Film Fest

6PM Dinner at The Berghoff

Feb 24 Sunday
6018 Gallery
6018 N Kenmore
Mail Art Exhibit and Final Get together

Start making your plans for the works you want to perform
notify your friends and family and enemies


To occur simultaneously worldwide at 12/12/12/12/12  (12:12 PM on December 12, 2012)

The goal is to get as many people on the planet as possible to create something for one minute at the same time - on 12 December 2012 at 12:12 (12/12/12/12/12)! To allow for some flexibility for more people to participate, your minute of creation can be in the am (00:12) or pm (12:12), but let's make it be Eastern Time Zone - a New York Minute (GMT - 5 Hours) so we are all creating at the same two minutes on earth.

Draw something, write a song, improvise a piece of music, take a picture (or many pictures), write a poem, create a recipe - use your imagination...but make sure that you limit your work to only that one minute as a way to shape, guide and limit this project.
The act of a simultaneous moment of creation is the goal but, if you would like to share your work, please upload it to this site (make sure to record any performing arts) - that's it!

ReSite is an assembling publication where pages have an element of audience participation or interaction. ReSite is part of the tradition of Fluxus editions where anyone can perform a Fluxus action or score. In addition to this performance-based approach, ReSite taps into the rich tradition of the avant-garde with contributions of manifestos and documentation of art actions.

Call for submissions to ReSite
Send 40 copies size 21cm x14.8cm (A5). Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for binding. Works can be double sided and can be more than one page. Copies should be flat and landscape format. Pages will be wire-bound. ReSite is an on going project. Each issue holds 20 contributions. Copy sent to all.

Send to: Field Study, P0 Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 28 to 30, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 27.

Over 15,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2011.

Hours and Location
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12 pm–7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY (map)

With the hype surrounding the Cindy Sherman blockbuster retrospective on the 6th floor, which critics have almost unanimously praised, I was surprised to find that the most invigorating, exciting and generally mind-blowing exhibition at MoMA right now is Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, a small drawing show on the third floor.

Proving the continued importance and relevance of Surrealist art, Exquisite Corpses demonstrates that exhibitions do not have to be the biggest or display the hottest contemporary artist to be invigorating. These works easily delve into important artistic issues about the representation of not only the human figure but also the thoughts, emotions, sexuality and experiences contained within it.

The exquisite corpse drawings of the Surrealists were basically an artistic game that invited different artists to take turns drawing a part of the body until it is complete. The result distorts and twists the figure into something I think can be more psychologically true to the human form than academic figure drawing. The works in Exquisite Corpses range from original Surrealist pieces from the 1920s to later work by Georges Bataille, Louise Bourgeoise, Jackson Pollock and contemporary artists such as George Condo and Marcel Dzarma.

Full article on

Cadavre Exquis with Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise, and Man Ray, "Nude" (1926-27), composite drawing of ink, pencil, and colored pencil on paper (via



February 9th – 12th, 2012

Feb 9th 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis.
Opening reception
Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection. 37 S. Wabash, 5th Floor.

Feb 10th 2:00pm – 5pm
Scores and Performances by Contemporary Fluxus.
Publication Exposition and live performances Coordinated by Fluxpress.
Columbia College Center For Book and Paper Arts ,1104 S. Wabash Av.

Feb 10th 6:00pm
Flux Dinner
The Artist’s Cafe, 412 S. Michigan Av.

Feb 11th 11:00am-5:00pm
Fluxus Day at the Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor.

Feb 11th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Mailart Creation Station
An ongoing space with supplies for making and sending Mailart, informing and interacting with the public.
Coordinated by Stampland, Neosho, and Adamandia Kapsalis.

Feb 11th 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Fluxhibition 5.4
small flux-works will travel from the Fluxmuseum Collection to be shown and shared for the day.
Coordinated by Cecil Touchon and the Fluxmuseum.

Feb 11th 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Flux Free For All
over 2000 small fluxworks from postcards to stamps and small objects to be given away … take what you wish.

Feb 11th 1:00pm –1:45pm
Women In Bowlers
a celebration of the women of Fluxus – from its beginnings till now, Coordinated by Picasso Gaglione with Dada Machine Fluxus.

Feb 11th 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Long Form Flux
Longer performance pieces happening throughout the hallways stairwells and niches of the Cultural Center .

Feb 11th 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Be Blank Consort
Avant poetry performance Coordinated by John M. Bennett.

Feb 11th 4:00pm – 5:00pm
One Ring Circus
Contemporary Fluxus scores performed under the G.A.R. dome.

ongoing (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Write Now – Artists And Letterforms
A major exhibition that showcases a diverse range of recent works by artists utilizing letters and text in a wide array of mediums.

ongoing (8:00am – 6:00pm)
The Fluxus, Mailart, and Visual Poetry Project
coordinated by Keith A. Buchholz, is located on and around a 30 ft. long wall as part of this exhibition, and will be open during the day.
Exhibition curated by Nathan Mason.

Feb 11th 6:30 pm
The New York Correspondence School of Chicago Dinner
The Berghoff 17 W. Adams
An extension of Ray Johnson’s historic New York Correspondence School Meetings,
The Berghoff once again welcomes us for a special meal … Bring Mail art Multiples to share and swap. Hosted by The New York Correspondence School of Chicago.

Feb 12th 12:00pm – 4:00pm
6018 NORTH, 6018 N. Kenmore, in the Edgewater Neighborhood.
A matinee festival of New Fluxus Film
with a special screening of RE: MACIUNAS a new film by Jonas Mekas – Made for the Lithuanian Biennial. Also, an opportunity to explore 6018 NORTH – a new grassroots non-profit arts center for Performance, Sound, and Alternative Art.
Coordinated by Tricia Van Eck, 6018 North, Andrew Oleksiuk, and Fluxus STL Archive.

This FLUXFEST is Organized by Keith A. Buchholz, and The Contemporary Fluxus Community.
For Further info contact Keith at:
or phone 314-276-4802


February 9th - 12th, 2012
International Fluxus is gearing up for 4 days of performance and activity in Chicago this February, and are hoping that everyone who can, will join in the festival. If you can't make it in person, we'd still love to have you included. Please send a score that could be performed, or a simple multiple in an edition of 50 or more that we can give away. More details below ...

FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2012 February 9th - 12th, 2012

Feb 9th - Opening of FROM THE ARCHIVE - Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis.
@ Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Library.
An afternoon opening reception for an exhibit of works that have accumulated at the archive ( if you've never sent Mailart or anything to the archive ..send it now and Keith will make sure it's included in the show )

Feb. 10th . FLUX IT YOURSELF : Scores and Performances by Contemporary Fluxus

Tentative Location : Center For Book Arts, Chicago ( kind of a DIY free for all, where we can do whatever scores we like, plus a one day long exposition of publications ) either send publications to Keith Buchholz ahead of time, or bring them along.

Feb 10th 6:00pm "Flux Dinner" @ The Artist's Cafe, Chicago
An informal get together at a Chicago landmark .... also an opportunity to sign posters and catch up with each other.

Feb 11th 11-5pm Fluxus Day at the Chicago Cultural Center
an amazing performance space, and an event sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

PLUS several events to participate in ...

  1. Mailart Creation Station - an ongoing space with supplies for making and sending Mailart, informing and interacting with the public.
  2. Women In Bowlers - a celebration of the women of Fluxus - from its beginnings till now, coordinated by Picasso Gaglione with Dada Machine Fluxus, and everyone who wants to perform.
  3. One Ring Circus - Contemporary Fluxus scores performed by taking turns ... I'll be there with a sign up sheet, and announce ( like we did last year at the MCA and at ABC No Rio ) ....
  4. Long Form Flux - Plenty of room for longer durational pieces to be ongoing .. Let me know what you want to do & we'll work it in ... we have lots of space to work with,
    also hallways and stairwells ... Bring your Ideas
  5. Fluxhibition 5.4 - Cecil Touchon will once again transport valises filled with small flux-works from the Fluxmuseum Collection to show and share for the day.
  6. Free For All - Please either bring or send ahead a multiple, publication or postcard in an edition of 50 or more that can be given away to the public. Last year was amazing .. over 50 different pieces came in, and all were distributed ... that's 2500 works that went out in a day cool is that! I'll be collecting 8 full sets to box and donate to archives. ( Last years boxes ended up in MOMA, Ohio State, The Sackner Collection, Chicago Art Institute, MCA Chicago, and more.... )

Feb. 11th ongoing ( 8am - 6pm ) Write Now - Artists And Letterforms

A major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center that showcases a diverse range of recent works by artists utilizing letters and text in a wide array of mediums. * The " Fluxus, Mailart, and Visual Poetry Project " that many of us are in, is located on and around a 30 ft. long wall as part of this exhibition, and will be open during the day.

Feb 11th 6:30 pm - The New York Correspondence School of Chicago Dinner

The Berghoff, host restaurant of last year's Correspondence Dinner, once again
welcomes us for a special meal ... Bring Mail art and Multiples to share and swap.

Feb 12th " Flux Film Fest " @ 6018 NORTH.

A matinee festival of New Fluxus Film ( send me your film work now on DVD, so we can get the schedule set up. ) with a special screening of RE: MACIUNAS a new film by Jonas Mekas - Made for us for the Lithuanian Biennial. Also, an opportunity to explore 6018 NORTH - a new grassroots non-profit arts center for Performance, Sound, and Alternative Art .. this amazing space is in process, and will become the new Public Home of the Mailart / Fluxus archive that I've been accumulating ... (by next year our Archive Space will be completed, with a viewing room for Mailart / Fluxus works and publications, and walls to do special exhibitions from the archive.

* If you're sending works ahead of time please

Clearly Mark them as for Fluxfest / Chicago.

* send to this address:

Fluxfest Chicago

c/o Keith A. Buchholz

3449 Hartford St.
St. Louis, Mo.



In the spirit of Fluxus, Performa will produce an intensive 52-hour program (Friday, November 11, 5:00 pm) across New York City, collaborating with members of the Performa Consortium. A five-part program will be presented in several key Fluxus forms, honoring the history and prompting the making of new Fluxus actions, objects, music, film, and ideas for the twenty-first century. The projects, ranging in size from large events to small-scale gestures, will be concentrated in downtown Manhattan in tribute to Fluxus history, and to George Maciunas and the Fluxus pioneers who lived and worked there.

Organized by Mark Beasley, Esa Nickle, Lana Wilson, and Biennial Consortium members with Liutauras Psibilskis.

Information courtesy of Mary Campbell

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

April 16–August 7, 2011
Hanover, NH 03755

One of the things—maybe the most important thing—that art is good for is thinking about life. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, a major traveling exhibition based on the Hood Museum of Art's George Maciunas Memorial Collection of Fluxus art, is designed for visitors to experience the radical and influential cultural development that was Fluxus, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way. Fluxus was an international network of artists, composers, and designers that emerged as an art (or "anti-art") phenomenon in the early 1960s and was noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life.
Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life takes Maciunas's approach toward art as part of a social process as it's touchstone. The exhibition is about how Fluxus works, and it encourages visitor interpretation and response through its design and layout. Over one hundred works by Maciunas and other Fluxus artists, including, among many others, George Brecht, Ben Vautier, Yoko Ono, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Mieko Shiomi, and Ken Friedman, playfully supply answers to fourteen themes, framed as questions, such as "What Am I?," "Happiness?," "Health?," "Freedom?," and "Danger?" A free newspaper containing a map of the exhibition will allow visitors to go directly to those questions of most pressing interest to themselves.

FLUXFEST CHICAGO Organized by Keith A. Buchholz and Picasso Gaglione. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE -
MCA – Chicago, week of Feb. 15th – 20th, 2011.
A week long 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.

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 70's Fluxus, group performance led by Picasso Gaglione and Keith A. Buchholz.

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 Alatalo, Keith A. Buchholz, Joshua Rutherford, Jessica Feinstein, Kyle White, Darlene Domel , and others. ) * Direction by Simon Anderson.

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". * Postage sponsored by the Chicago Philatelic Society.

Thursday, 2/17 12:15 p.m.
Durational Works
1. Plastic Oh-No Band , 4"33 -
Allan Revich The dean of Canadian Fluxus proposes a new work which incorporates homages to both Cage and Ono. Duration : 10 Minutes

2. 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 Min
3. 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 min
4. Two Works in Second Life - Patrick Lichty Car Bibbe 2 - Al Hansen, Second Front *Directed by Patrick Lichty Duration 7:50 min
Some Virtual Fluxus - Patrick Lichty, Larry Miller, Bibbe Hansen, Liz Solo, yael Gilks Duration 25:20 min
5. " STEPS" - Reid Wood
Using a floor plan of the MCA, Wood will walk through all public spaces of the museum. ( Audience may follow) Duration 15 min
6. "Jungflux Finger Storàge Box for Ay-O" - Mark Bloch Premier of a new work.
(This will be a 15 minute window into an otherwise undetectable longer duration piece performed 2/15 to 2/20 and will take the form of a short lecture with props.
7. Gregory Fitzsimmons - Merzwalk
A Coordinated walk moving outside the museum, and through public space. Participants will be urged to find objects and document their experience. Duration 30 min
8. Dragging Suite - Nam June Paik
Performed by an Open Group of FLUXERS, 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 30 - 45min

Friday, 2/18 12:36 p.m.

TZARA IN OBLIVION - mIEKAL aND , Camille Bacos. Duration 30 Min Video, Sound, and live performance exploring the legacy of Tristin Tzara in his home country.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO FLUXFILM - Jean Kusina Duration 10 min
Artist and Historian Kusina leads us into the world of Fluxus Films .
NO PARKING - Tulio Restrepo Duration 15 Min. Performance footage documenting guerrilla performances in the streets of Medellin, Columbia.
SHORT FILMS - "The Kinsinas" Duration 7 -10 Min Experimental Filmmakers the Kinsinas ( aka Jean Kusina and Tammy Kinsey) present new work being made for the festival.
REVISITING CHOPIN - Matthew Lee Knowles Duration 3 Min.
London based artist / musician Knowles cuts up and re-assembles a Chopin Score.

TRAVEL FLUX - Keith A. Buchholz Duration 2 Min
Filmed in Chicago's Union Station in 2009, this Fluxfilm explores the day to day routine of the daily commute.

BROKEN Resealed and Remembered – Julian Grant. Duration 4 Min.
Chicago filmmaker Julian Grant presents a short film overview of his works in Mail Art.

FLUXUS PERFORMANCE : FLYING MAIL - Litsa Spathi Duration 3 Min. Spathi, a director of Fluxus Heidelberg, documents a found performance in this Fluxfilm .

THE CHESTNUT PERFORMANCE - Ruud Janssen / Litsa Spathi Duration 2min
Fluxus Heidelberg short film of performance with chestnuts found in Ziegelhausen.

DADA machine FLUXUS Duration 60 – 90 Min.
Manic Re - Interpretations of Classic Fluxus Scores, as seen through the direction of Picasso Gaglione. (Picasso Gaglione, Darlene Domel, Keith A. Buchholz, Andy Oleksiuk, Adamandia Kapsalis, and others.) * Expected guest performers include Melissa McCarthy (Flux- New Hampshire), Reed Altemus ( Fluxus Maine), Jennifer Kosharek ( Fluxus South), Cecil Touchon ( Flux-Texas), Allan Revich (Fluxus Toronto ), as well as other incoming Flux-Folk.

Saturday, 2/19 12:34 p.m.
BE BLANK CONSORT Duration 45 Min.
Formed in 2001 during a residency assembled by critic Richard Kostelanetz, Be Blank Consort is an experimental poetry ensemble that writes, scores, and performs avant garde textual arrangements.

A selection of small works from the holdings of the FluxMuseum, Ft. Worth, Tx. Will be shown in and around their carrying valise, and may be handled, and explored by visitors. Cecil Touchon, Director of the FluxMuseum will guide visitors through the objects. ( a rare opportunity to handle and explore Fluxus multiples, as they will arrive and depart with their guardian.)

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 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 FEED, 2803 W. Chicago Ave. one of the more creative restaurants in the Ukranian Village neighborhood. 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.

Saturday, 2/19 9:30 p.m. (OFFSITE)
Reed Altemus - Artistamps and Stamp Imprints
The Stamp Art Gallery, 2708 W. Chicago ave. hosts a Post Dinner Opening for a new show of stamp work by Reed Altemus ( Fluxus Maine).

Sunday, 2/20 12:33 p.m.
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).
***** Please bring Some type of multiple, in an edition of 100 or so ……. Scoresheets, Flyers, Booklets, Stampsheets, Media, Emphemera, cards, objects, etc to be given away during the week from our info table.
*****We will meet at the museum lobby at 11:00 A.M. each day to Finalize the lineup for the day's performances. Please be prompt, as we will be printing the daily program based on who shows up, and in what order they will perform. All performances are open to everyone participating.
If you are planning to perform with the Chicago Fluxus Ensemble, or DADA machine FLUXUS, Please wear BLACK, and bring a Bowler Hat if you have one ( we will provide as many as we can ), also wear flat shoes, as we will be "Shuffling" as part of the performance.
THE HOTEL SENECA is a partner hotel to the MCA and has graciously given us a special room rate of $99.00 per night. They are located 1 block north of the museum, in the heart of downtown Chicago. All rooms have kitchenettes, and it's a beautiful hotel. Please call Reservation Manager Mike Foster direct to book your room. 312-988-4400 ( I spoke with him yesterday, and he's handling our group. Just tell him Fluxus, and MCA. )
The # 66 Westbound bus picks up at the corner of E. Chicago Avenue, ( at the museum ) and is a direct route to the restaurant and Stamp Art Gallery. Fare is $2.25 each way.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST LIST ( so far ) : Picasso Gaglione, Darlene Domel, Keith A. Buchholz, Adamandia Kapsalis, Jeff Abell, Simon Anderson, Sally Alatalo, James Scalfani, John M. Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, Neosho, Jennifer Kosharek, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Joshua Rutherford, Jessica Feinstein, Kyle White, Scott Helmes, Michael Peters, mIEKAL aND, Camille Bacos, Bibbe Hansen, Ginny Lloyd, Tom Cassidy, Joel Lipman, Allan Revich, Melissa McCarthy, Reid Wood, Jennifer Kosharek, Vivian Vassar, Don Boyd, Julie Jeffries, Cecil Touchon, Andy Oleksiuk, Patrick Lichty, Tulio Restrepo, Mark Bloch (Fluxpan), Seamas Cain, Gregory Fitzsimmons, Mary Campbell, Tammy Kinsey, Matthew Lee Knowles, Ruud Janssen, Litsa Spathi, Larry Miller, Jean Kusina, Shiela Murphy, K.S. Ernst, Carol Starr, Julian Grant, Michael Harford, and others to be added …

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