Organized by Keith A. Buchholz
and members of the contemporary Fluxus community.
Poster design Keith Buchholz
Documentation for Chicago Fluxfest 2012
February 9, 10, 11 & 12
Photos, videos and links.

Chicago Fluxfest 2012 on Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace website
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Opening Reception : "From The Archive - Mailart and Fluxus"
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, February 9th, 6:00-7:30

"FLUX IT YOURSELF" : A Performance and Publication Exposition
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We were there
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"FLUX IT YOURSELF" : A Performance and Publication Exposition

Center for Book and Paper Arts / Columbia College
Friday, February 10th, 2-6 pm
Jennie Hinchcliff / Red Letter Day
covers the Columbia College Fluxfest session

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Fluxfest at Columbia College
Video by Viv de Dada

Performers and performances
REUBEN SANDWICH (Make 6 Books Out of 5)
by Jonathan Leiter
performed by Viv de Dada and Mary Campbell

Video by Mary Campbell
Allen Bukoff auctioning
one of his five Fluxus Midwest
cloth collage signs

Slideshow by Allen Bukoff
All photos here by Reid Wood. Click to view a larger photo.
Performances / Mail Art Creation Event / Object and Publication Exposition
click for larger version The Chicago Cultural Center

Saturday, February 11th, 12-5 pm

Special Project/Special Event
Women in Bowlers
Darlene Domel and Picasso Gaglione
A celebration of the women of Fluxus – from its beginnings till now. One of the most impressive line of performers in the history of Fluxus. Feb 11, 2012, Chicago Cultural Center.
Women in Bowlers
Commemorative Artistamp Sheet by Picasso Gaglione


Stampland brochure that accompanied the DVD of the event

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Women in Bowlers perform "Happiness" by Jennifer Koshereck
one of the fifteen different scores performed at this event

Video from Andrew Oleksiuk

Viv Vassar's video
of 2012 Fluxfest activities
at the Chicago Cultural Center

Fluxus objects and performance
by Fluxus Midwest

Sound Performance by Keith Buchholz
Click to hear on SoundCloud
AIR EVENT - Carlos Adolfo Gutiérrez Vidal
Performed by Bibiana Padilla Maltos

Darlene Domel and Picasso Gaglione

Performed by Melissa McCarthy and Reed Altemus

surprised by this unknown "guerilla" theater troupe!

All four videos by Bibiana Padilla Maltos

More performers and performances
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New York Correspondence School Chicago Dinner
The Berghoff Restaurant Saturday, February 11th, 12-5 pm

We have been unable to obtain any photographs from this year's NY Correspondance Dinner. We hear that such photographs exist but that they are being kept hidden for reasons that have not been disclossed.

We do, however, have this video of a Day de Dada project in which John Leiter on Staten Island attempts to psychically connect with Fluxfest participants at the Berghoff Restaurant during the Correspondance Dinner.
FLUX FILM MATINEE : Contemporary Fluxus Film and Documentary Video
6018 North
Sunday, February 12th, 12-5 pm
A matinee festival of New Fluxus Film with a special screening of RE: MACIUNAS a new film made by Jonas Mekas 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 Saint Louis Archives.

Photos by Reid Wood
C. Mehrl Bennett's photos from Chicago Fluxfest 2012
including photos from the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival
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If you know of any other video or audio files, photos, or accounts of this 2012 festival that should be included here, please let us know! Email us here.

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