In MiniFlux I reproduced, in miniature, over 1000 objects used and/or referenced in Fluxus musical scores.
MiniFlux comprised of a printed list alongside roughly worked Plasticine models of the various objects. My original idea to house a collection of all the objects referenced in Fluxus scores looked impossible after I realised I would have to include a full orchestra, elephant and a wolf! So I decided it would be simpler to make miniature versions of these things. The work comes out of a long term interest in Fluxus; their strategies, events and humour. Part of my motivation to make MiniFlux came from an interest in how everyday objects were, and continue to be used in performance work. Historically performance practice is seen to come out of the activity of painting, this work proposed another route through sculpture via Marcel Duchamp, George Brecht and the readymade.
On the 26th November 2005 musicians and artists were invited to devise a series of musical performances in response to the list. The evening was titled A Concert and took the form of a conventional concert with works by Anne Bean, The Bohman Brothers, Bruce Gilbert and Margarita Gluzberg.
Objects used were:
cup of coffee,
a second item,
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MiniFlux at the South London Gallery took place in the context of the exhibition Her Noise, artists included: Kim Gordon (US), Emma Hedditch (UK), Christina Kubisch (DE), Kaffe Matthews (UK), Hayley Newman (UK). Commissioned by Electra Productions for Her Noise in 2005.
MiniFlux at Alt Gallery supported by The Wire magazine www.thewire.co.uk