Organized by Keith
A. Buchholz and Picasso Gaglione.
MCA – Chicago, week of
Feb. 15th – 20th, 2011.
A weeklong exploration of Fluxus activity, from it's earliest scores
to Contemporary re-interpretations of classic scores, and Recent works
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
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.
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,
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
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
THE CHESTNUT PERFORMANCE - Ruud Janssen / Litsa Spathi Duration 2min
Fluxus Heidelberg short film of performance with chestnuts found in
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.
FLUXHIBITION # 4A
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.)
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 Mexico and Canada as well), will converge to perform their
* 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. (
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.
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR
* 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
MEETUP TIMES :
*****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
"COSTUME" CONSIDERATIONS :
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.
HOTEL INFORMATION :
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. )
BUS SERVICE :
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 …
Contact Keith for more details 314-276-4802 email@example.com
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