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FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box

Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers from the Permanent Collection - July 2009


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Noor-un-nisa Touchon (top left) and friends installing "Stack Blocks" 1958 by Cecil Touchon

Noor-un-nisa Touchon (top left) and friends with "Stack Blocks" 1958 by Cecil Touchon

This exhibition started out as a call to assemblage artists from the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction when I happened onto a large stash of cigar boxes. I then invited artists to contribute a box assemblage - possibly using one of these collected boxes - to the Museum's permanent collection for the exhibition entitled Thinking Inside of the Box. Then there was the bright idea to continue the thought by focusing the FluxMuseum's Fluxhibition #3 around the idea of Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers. Thus, Fluxhibition #3: Thinking Inside of the Box - Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers is a combination of these two exhibitions to make one very full and interesting survey of Box Assemblage. Box Assemblage has been a part of Fluxus since its earliest days inspired by both Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell who happen to be heroes to many assemblage and collage artists as well. Therefore, it seems a good fit to bring these different artists together around the idea of the box and what to do with one.

Boxes and containers in general have been a fascination to many over the course of history and an opportunity for artists to embed artistry into the box design. Human beings always seem to have a lot of stuff and have always needed ways to drag that stuff around and there has always been the need of containers to store this stuff in. The history of the container is so far reaching that I don't suppose anyone has ever written a book on the topic or at least I have never seen one. History aside, the boxes in this exhibition are a fasinating cross section of ideas in box assemblage from all over the world. Represented in this show are artists from the all over the USA, the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Hungry, Cyprus, Italy,
Colombia, and France.

The show will open at The Gallery in the
E.H. Hereford University Center
at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas for the month of July (1-31) with a little get together on Friday July 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. If you plan to attend please call 817-944-4000  or email for more details.

A catalog will be available once completed. Thank you to all of the wonderful and generous artists whose contributions made this into the amazing show that it is.

Press Release
post card
Poster #1
Poster #2
Poster #3 (Keith Buchholz)

There are and will be several more works to add to this page so please come back to see the additional works once they are added.

I would like to thank all of the wonderful artists who contributed works for this exhibition. Without their generous support this show would not be a reality.

This exhibit is intended as a traveling exhibition. Curators are welcome to inquire about the possibility of having this exhibit travel to your institution. Please contact or call 817-944-4000

Please enjoy the show!
Cecil Touchon

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31 Secret Truths - 2009

Litza Spathi - Germany/Netherlands
Lock box containing 31 wine corks and wine opener hidden inside of a box resembling a cloth bound book. Front and back covers open independently.

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Wish Box - 2009

Lisa Nordstrom - USA
Wooden box with glass lid with copper peace signs suspended inside and attached to the exterior

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FLUXchest - 2009

Bob Rizzo - USA
black box with lock containing hidden objects. attached to exterior is a golden colored 'breast' with thorns for a teat.

Spontaneous Sculpture 2009

Patricia B. Meadows - USA
Patricia came to the exhibition, found the tape and made a sculpture and left her card to be part of the show.

47 Years of Good Flux -2009 Keri Marion & Justin Lewis, fortune cookies, chinese carry out, fluxus, fluxus artist, artists, box assemblage,  collage, collage museum
47 Years of Good Flux -2009
Keri Marion & Justin Lewis
The box was a readymade aside from the project-specific hand-carved stamp (Justin Lewis) in mock Chinese lettering marking the word “FLUXUS” twice: once on the side and once on the flap (shown).


1. Take a cookie.
2. Remove Good Fortune.
3. Read Good Fortune
4. Place Good Fortune in Box.
5. Leave cookie outside for Urban Wildlife.

There are exactly 47 cookies and no double fortunes. Each fortune is stamped with a Fluxus X and numbered with the year, 2009.
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Fluxbox Collaboration: Morning Street Afternoon
Laura Dunn - Biddeford, Maine
Elaine Roy - Albuquerque, NM
found objects in cardboard matchboxes

Happy B-day Fluxbox - 2009
Lee Peterson
wooden cigar box with ceramic
"Roberts Rules of Order, Revised, Deconstructed and Reconstructed in a Video Box for Easy Reading" marie stockhill, fluxus, fluxus artist, artists, box assemblage, collage, collage museum
"Roberts Rules of Order, Revised, Deconstructed and Reconstructed in a Video Box for Easy Reading"
Marie Stockhill - Polson, Montana
book parts glued inside of a vintage video tape case made of plastic.

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Fluxbook - 2009
Pal Csaba - Budapest
wooden box with paint, collage elements and found objects

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'View of the World' Fluxbox 2009
Linn Craig
cardboard box with collage elements and found objects

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Fluxbox - Senryu - 2009
Zachary Scott Lawrence
wood container with text on slips of paper.

Chocolate Obsession Box - 2009
Christina Stahr
wooden box with foil chocolate wrappers

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Collaged Egg from Macedonia
Caule Violeta - Skopse, Macedonia
hardboiled or perhaps pickled egg covered with collage elements arrived in bubble wrap but alas, was broken.

Melissa Grey - New York, USA, fluxus, fluxus artist, artists, box assemblage, altered book, collage, collage museum
Family Conflict: The Quiet Family Polka of High Energy Music - 1989,2002,2009
Melissa Grey - New York, USA
plastic box; cassette tape, paper with text; original (analog) electronic music

Indexical Prophylactic or Preventative Measure for Finger-Pointing - 2009 - robert kirkbride
Indexical Prophylactic or Preventative Measure for Finger-Pointing - 2009
Robert Kirkbride, PhD - New York, USA
Albrekts-Guld ringbox with recycled plastic dingbums (ring-like object for the index finger)
Conceived as an inhibitor for needless categorization, the item has gained repute as a mnemonic keepsake among conflict negotiators.
Spare Alphabet for a Man of Letters - 2009 Robert Kirkbride, PhD - New York, USA
Spare Alphabet for a Man of Letters - 2009
Robert Kirkbride, PhD
- New York, USA
recycled plastic film canister with  'J' hook attached to lid (forming a question mark) interior lid has wine cork attached (stopper), canister contains a slip of paper with accordion fold with the letter 'Y' repeated on it.
Comment: an emergency cartridge for forensic crossfire and idle chit-chat

Noise Fluxbox - 2009 D.S.H. Watson - Winter Park FL USA
Noise Fluxbox - 2009
D.S.H. Watson - Winter Park FL USA
printed handmade box of cardboard with wires, plastic, twine and hidden objects

Chris Mudhead Reynolds AZ. USA Untitled
Chris Mudhead Reynolds AZ. USA
Column of Painted Cardboard Boxes
Achtung Bitte Kunst Kann Eine Falle Sein Achtung Bitte Kunst Kann Eine Falle Sein
Angelo Ricciardi and Antonio Picardi - Italy - 2008
set of photos on cardstock in a box spelling out the title of the work
Sassu Antonio - Torreglia, Italy
Three Collages and ephemera
Sassu Antonio - Torreglia, Italy

Gruppo Sinestetico - Italy
Large Collaged Heart and Ephemera
Gruppo Sinestetico - Italy
Mimi Shapiro - Lancaster, PA  Antique jewelry box stamped on the outside lid Delettrez Paris, France, inside velvet fabric, enameled red rose with wire, shredded silk knots and twisted wire cable embedded in acrylic
Love, Love's Necklace
Mimi Shapiro - Lancaster, PA
Antique jewelry box stamped on the outside lid Delettrez Paris, France, inside velvet fabric, enameled red rose with wire, shredded silk knots and twisted wire cable embedded in acrylic.
15"w x 5"d x 4"h
Video Performance Fluxkit - 2009

Video Performance Fluxkit - 2009
Tulio Restrepo -
Medellín, Colombia

Fluxus Happy Birthday Kit -2009
Tulio Restrepo -
Medellín, Colombia
Yoko Ono - New York, USA  Three scores, in Japanese and English, in round plastic box

We're All Water - 2005
Yoko Ono - New York, USA
Three scores, in Japanese and English, in round plastic box
Edition size: 400
Produced by: Gallery 360º, Tokyo
Dimensions: 6.82” x 4.1” x 1.77”

Fluxus Time Box with watches from the "Shell Beach" series - 2009
Andrew Eyman - CA
Box, 4 watches (filled with different colored sand), sand, shells

Edition of 100 "watches"

also enclosed is a DVD with various videos and other material as seen on his website

Fluxus Visual Noise (cd) - 2009
Dilar Pereira - Lisbon, Portugal

In an Perfect World #3
Melanie Leslie - Houston, Texas

  box comprised of a monoprint, cardboard, paper, plastic toy, ribbon, and photographic image on polymer matrix

Headless, Act 1. Find the Bodies
Gabriella de Montmollin & Tony Calzetta (Art is Hell)  Toronto, Canada
Plastic doll heads in a plastic box.

411 #2 - 2009
Allison McElroy
roughly 100 .5 inch diameter rolls of phonebook pages, wire, in black frame - 6.25x6.25x1.75 inches

J. Beuys Soap Box with Wax and Wrapped Margarine. 2009

Yves Maraux - Salins, France

Lost in the mail. :-(
update: Returned by mail service to artist :-)

Fluxonomics - Box #2 of 8
Dr. William R. Howe - Cincinnati, Ohio
wooden box Letterpress on wood, glass mirror, and game components
from a Monopoly game. 9"x12"x3.25"

Far From the Madding Crowd Fluxus Assemblage - 2009
Linda Renz - Houston, Texas
Repurposed greeting card box, wooden box lid with glass window, solar print of CDR at San Gregorio Beach, ink, paint, sand, alcohol, words and found objects 

Size: 8.75 x 11.75 x 1.5

Three Fluxboxes - 2008
Don E. Boyd
Three plactic hardware boxes with dead bugs and plant material and a small block of wood signed and dated by the artist.

FluxFlight Field Study
David Dellafiora - Geelong, Australia
Plastic box with title page, pencil, plastic stencil of an airplane, instructions:
1. Take a map, size 6x8cm
2. place the stencil of plain on map and draw around shape with pencil
3. Travel to destination on map
4. Follow the outline of the plane by using any means of transportation.

Natascha Mattmuller - Berlin, Germany
cardboard box with attached photographs and a multicolored heart.

Mini Fluxus Tool Kit
Scott Ray Randall - Grass Valley, CA
small vintage metal box from England  with a short wooden ruler and a wrench with instructional decals.

Wade Towers Fort Worth, Texas
box with collage, acrylic paint, metal

One Box for Love
Alexandra Holownia - Berlin, Germany
artifact box from the performance project Alexandra Fly

"A Heirloom from My Aunt Augusta" (2009)
Lis Gundlach Sell - Copenhagen, Denmark
A heavy caster (wheel) from a grand piano leg "in" a little flat box with a rhombic mirror inside.

"Tordenskjold`s Nightmare"  (2009)
Lis Gundlach Sell  - Copenhagen, Denmark
matches without sulfor in a matchbox. On the matchbox a picture after a painting of Tordenskjold.
Tordenskjold (1690-1720) was a Norwegian naval hero in
the Danish-Norwegian army. Won many battles with cannons.

Untitled Fluxbox - 2009
Lis Gundlach Sell
  - Copenhagen, Denmark
Small colored wooden sticks crowded in a transparent plastic box. Two colored rubber bands on the outside.

Flux Cache
Angela McGuire - Fluxmass -
Holyoke, MA
Wood, paint, gold
Statement: Leibniz said; "Whatever terms are used it is always false to say that all our conceptions come from the so-called external senses, becuase those conceptions which I have of myself and of my thoughts and consequently of being, of substance, of action, of identity, and of many others comes from an inner experience". This object records, confirms and reflects its natural self. Nothing is disquised, hidden, or insincere.

Flux Wargame
Pronoblem - Fluxmass -
Holyoke, MA
plastic box, found map from wargame, cubes from 1960's Risk game, dice, instructions.

Daily News
Rick D. Adkins - Gadsden, AL
Plastic Boxes containing the materials a deliver person would use every day: News paper, rubber bands, plastic delivery bags

7 FluxKits in a Box
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
Museum Box containing individual works of ephemera in editions of 50 each by: Reed Altemus (USA), Guido Vermeulen (Belgium), Keith Buchholz (USA), Snappy (Canada), Luc Fierens (Belgium), Denis Chamot (France), Buz Blurr (USA), Angela Behrendt (Germany), John M. Bennett (USA), Matthew Lee Knowles (UK), Roland Halbritter (Germany), Christine Taranino (USA), Valentina Calendrina (Italy), Allan Revich (Canada), Yoko Ono (USA), Cecil Touchon (USA), Dewi (Canada), David Dellafkoria (Australia), Boog (USA) Kelly Courtney (USA), Tim Devin (USA), Reed Wood (USA), Picasso Gaglione (USA), Lancilloto Bellini (Italy), Carla Cryptic (USA), Alan Bowman (Italy), Ex Post Facto (USA), David Baptiste Chirot (USA), Carol Starr (USA), Litsa Spathi (Netherlands), Maurizio Fillin (Italy), Bruno Chiarlone (Italy), Lex Loeb (USA), Madawg (USA), Neil Horsky (USA), Ed Varney (Canada), Jamie Newton (USA), Don Boyd (USA), Mikeal And (USA), Rebecca Cunningham (Australia), Clark Whittington (USA), Peter Dowker (Canada), Pierpaolo Limongelli (Italy), Mailarra (Canada), Ed Schenk (Netherlands), Christine Chaponniere (France), Ann Klefstad (USA), Ann Seltzer (USA).

Bottle (for Ben Vautier)
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis

Words of Light (Silver Box)
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis with Christine Tarrantio

Eulogy Box - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis

Firebox (directional) - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis

Secret Access Fluxkit - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis

Triptych - Alphabet Kit (exploded version) - 2009
Andrew Riley Clark (ARC) - Boston. Ma. USA
metal container with clear lid containing small black plastic pieces with white symbols
Triptych - Mouthpiece - 2009
metal container with clear lid containing small human figure and collage elements
Triptych - The Valley - 2009
metal container with clear lid containing collage elements representing a topographic map.

Box of Failures or Failure to Ejaculate
Jane Wang - Mobius Artists Group - Boston, MA
Museum box containing artifacts with notations related to failures.

This box  of failures is itself a failure.

I've always slightly resented museums which tempt visitors with objects but warn "Don't Touch" setting alarms off if the hapless visitor gets within breathing range of the objects.

To counteract these acts of repression against hapless visitor(s) THEREFORE

In/De-structions for the Visitor:

Feel free to
1. take out and open the zip lock bags even if they tear
2. blow up the balloons
3. listen to the cassette ( although maybe I should have sent a cassette player as well -another example of the box's failure) 4. rearrange items in the box
5. misfile items
6. take parts of the items away
7. rip the silver paper (good luck it's harder than you might think)
8. improvise
9. scream

Louse Detection Training Kit
Rachel Lawrence, Fluxmass, Holyoke
, Ma
found box, artist's shed hair, acrylic medium

Tidal - 2009
Roberto Munguia - Irving, Texas
wooden serving bowl (northwest coast style) willed with human hair of virgin girls with hidden tape recorder playing a short exerpted loop of Yoko Ono's Voice Piece for Soprano (1961) of a girl screaming (Coco Hayley - Gordon Moore) recording produced by Sonic Youth, Good-Lige 20th Century, 1999

Fluxus Hubirdeer Collection
Christine Tarantino - USA
assemblage of human (including artist's) hair, bird nest, deer fur, mounted in plastic container, 24.8 x 23.6 cm, initialed and dated lower right, 2009

Megaphone - 2008
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
Three plastic cups in a box with dividers.

Your Home First - 2008
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
Box with candy and infamous image of abused detainee from Abu Ghraib, Iraq

From the Yard (Bunny Box) - 2008
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
painted match box with bunny, interior: bottle of mississippi river water, lilac twigs, map

War Study Box - 2007
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
Box with mirror and plastic cowboy and indian figures.  pencil to hold up box to see reflection of dove

Performance Event Box - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
edition of 25 boxes to commemorate a fluxus performance in Chicago at the Harris Theatre.

Portrait/ABC - 2008
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
6 attached match boxes with a self portrait on the inside

Directional/Used Vinyl - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
record shipping box with

Directional/Change Box - 2009
Drive Safely
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
Lawrence Welk box with found pennies, vintage card with two women posing

Directional/East Side - 2009
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
heart shaped box with dice, marbles, deck of cards.

Horst Weierstall - Nicosia, Cyprus
cardboard box with cord, envelope from Brazil, handmade unique book, world map with red arcs to various destinations and inscribed with the words Fluxus, Post Fluxus

'W'  Fluxbox
William Picasso Gaglione - Chicago, Il.
cardboard box with a rubber stamp of the letter 'W' on the lid. On the interior of the lid a description of a performance in Chicago based on Kurt Schwitter's work entitled: 'W', an additional loose stamp and ephemera

Natur Aqua
Torma Cauli Laszlo - Budapest, Hungary
wooden box collages with advertisements of bottled liquids, interior contains collage elements and an empty water bottle held in place by a rod.

Joie de George - Fluxbox - 2009
Christine Blackwell, Winter Park, FL
Box with glass face filled with various found objects

Flux on Heels
Nazimova Boheme, Mesa, AZ
Mixed media assemblage/ fluxus box

Jewel Flux
Nazimova Boheme, Mesa, AZ
Mixed media assemblage/ fluxus box

Fluxus Science Box
Scott Ray Randall - Grass Valley, CA
cuvette containing abalone shell pieces in acetone, reaction vile containing glass beads (from a cryogenic concentrator) and blue ink, Piece if scietific glassware containing driftwood and polyurethane-coated lentils, antique American Trust company bag containing lies.

Fluxus Nose Tusks
Scott Ray Randall - Grass Valley, CA
Plasic Boc containing two small plastic boxes and instructions for use. the smaller boxs contain one glass nose tusk each - to be inserted in each nostril.

Fluxus Reaction Core
Scott Ray Randall - Grass Valley, CA
Antique juggling pin with hidden chamber containing 4 viles that contain cadmium metal shards, glass beads and ink.

Fossiliferous Flux
Scott Ray Randall - Grass Valley, CA
vintage wooden box containing fossilized worm burrows excavated from a shale hill side.

A Brief History of Fluxus Midwest -  Fluxbox
Allan Bukoff -
box with photo images of the artist holding letters and a sheet of printed paper with hand drawn elements

Flux Action #1
Gregory Steel - Carmel, Indiana
wooden box, mirror, instructions

How to Make Art
Gregory Steel - Carmel, Indiana
Vile with ash, instructions

Gregory Steel - Carmel, Indiana
Vile, instructions

Empaquetage pour Christo - 1967
Ken Friedman
Instruction: A modest object is wrapped.
Performed by Cecil Touchon 2008 for the Fluxmuseum

Don't send a work to the Fluxshow.
Tell the curator it got lost in the post.
Do it again for the next one.
No art is the best art!

Score for Fluxhibition #3 - 2009
Stewart Home - UK

3-Body Problem
Bernd Reichert - Brussels, Belgium
plastic box with plastic fork, black marble, matchbox with with small papers with holes punched in then cover with hole puch reenforcers, the holes are annoted with a number/letter system
On the outside of the box is a printed paper attached that says: PROBLEME DES TROIS CORPS - par des iterations integrales convergentes reelles

Q & A Box -
Janet Jones
San Francisco, California, USA
The viewer supplies both the questions and the answers according to associations suggested by the various objects.

Wood type, metal type cut, wristwatch, antique Chinese coins,
tiny seashells, buffalo horn beads, metal object of unknown use,
possibly a chemists' weight

Mounted in shadow box 6" x 6" x 1.25"

Wag More, Bark Less
Ellen Filreis
Mixed Media Box

kostis Alpha-Lightning-Omega - 1979
Costis - Athens, Greece
Pewter pot with letters  Alpha and Omega attached to the interior of the pot and the lid.
on the bottom  is inscribed the letter Alpha, a symbol of lightning, Omega. Signed 'Costis 1979'

Copy of First Published Collage
in the revue Lotos, Athens 1969
Costis - Athens, Greece

Romeo and Juliet
Ed Blackburn - Fort Worth
altered cigar box with ball

Kathryn Uster - Lake Havasu City, AZ

‘Possibilities’ was inspired by watching a short film on Gaudi and his love for the organic. He knew he would not succeed in completion of his dream, but the struggle to work and create inspires and keeps others working on it, still, today. Feelings of being boxed in and compartmentalized can, sometimes, stifle the creative spirit.  Artists will drill away at their own, or society's cubicles. Just as a seedling will find its way to the light, budding from seed, growing around and through barriers, the spirit of possibilities will reach for new heights or directions. 

Tissue Box to Bird House Bleu

By Kate Robinson

Collage both illustrates and communicates my life story and helps me determine where I am, where I have been, and to imagine where I may go.  Disparate images and incongruent juxtapositions require the viewer to “think inside the box.” Collage is a medium that allows for cross-language, cross-cultural and individual interpretation.  With Tissue Box to Bird House Bleu, I honor the ultimate thinker-inside-the-box, Joseph Cornell.  Cornell is known for his box assemblages, his love of nature, nostalgia for childhood and an affinity for shades of blue reminiscent of the star-studded night sky.  This tissue box cover becomes a celestially imagined bird house with treasures Cornell would appreciate: a tin with fabric tucked inside, a jar with blue yarn, blue buttons and beads, a crayon, a muscle shell with a white egg-like stone, and a dragon fly.

Not Another Drop
Stephanie Forsyth - Putney, NSW, Australia
Glass box with collage and feathers
cecil touchon medicine fluxbox
for a person who has lost his marbles.

Cecil Touchon
sardine can with antique marbles

lisa caroll box assemblage
Lisa Caroll - Oakland, California
wooden cigar box with wooden handles, maps book spine materials, mylar and vile.

Kelly Gorman - Farnham, Surrey, UK
Glass box with collage and feathers

Tiny Box (see all) - Josh Ronson, Austin Texas
 and various artists who contributed tiny works (1x1inch) for the box

jorge artajo - discared brush for George Maciunas

Discarded Brush for George Maciunas
Jorge Artajo
Madrid, Spain

Fluxus Cut-in for Cecil Touchon
Jorge Artajo
Madrid, Spain
Plastic media box with names of fluxus artists and pieces of video tape with numbers collages to them
gary bibb
Share the Air
Gary Bibb

Denver, Colorado USA
gary bibb
Sapphire Box
Gary Bibb -
Denver, Colorado USA
Blue velvet box with insert.
allan revich
allan revich

Cigar Box Fluxkit with misc items.
Allan Revich Toronto, Canada
nico vassilakis
Roem Pax #1
Nico Vassilakis
35 mm film tube filled with paper items and one color photographic frame

Babies Neopolitan
Elizabeth K. Bogard -  Dallas, Texas
a clear drinking glass shaped like a female,
tiny German made baby dolls painted colors of vanilla and chocolate, Liquitex gloss heavy gel for the whipped cream,
coaster is made from plaster to resemble a dollie, and collaged with bits of paper
cherry is a found object (a knob off something)

Bibiana Maltos Padilla - Mexico
cardboard box with various fabricated fluxus materials in plastic bags

Optical Geometric Game
Dilar Pereira - Lisbon, Portugal
blue box, small colored plastic pieces and letter-press
9x9x2.5 cm

Play Your Destination
Dilar Pereira - Lisbon, Portugal
blue box, map collage, little plasic color pieces and one die
21x17x3.2 CM

Visual Literature
Dilar Pereira - Lisbon, Portugal
Transparent box and printed strips of paper

John M. Bennett - Columbus, Ohio
Found Objects in an old plasic box

Poetry Kits (3)
John M. Bennett - Columbus, Ohio

Organ F
Ride an Organ, Burn an Organ
Rebecca Cunningham - Brisbane, Australia
Artifacts from a Fluxus Performance in which an organ was completely destroyed and burned. 2006
(from Fluxhibition #2)
"For Life-Like Snaps"
Peter Swann -  U.K.
vintage photograph, die, checker,key, button and other found objects in a wooden box with a Kodak film label on the side inscribed: 'reload with Kodak Film for life-like snaps.'
2.75x2.75x1 inches

"Shelf Life - Homage to Hannalore Baron." 2008
Marianne Lettieri
 assemblage with pods on little shelves cover with encuastic in a box frame
(from the Under the Influence Exhibition)

Music Box for John Cage - 2009
Jorge Artajo
Madrid, Spain
Box made of card material with a figure playing a lute inside.

Secrets Box (for Yoko Ono)
Jorge Artajo
Madrid, Spain
reed wood

Reid Wood
Oberlin, Ohio
wooden crate with a box containing objects that make sound when shaken.

   Stone Ellipsis (2) w/ case 
   (may also be used for aposiopesis) 
   Jamie Newton - Portland, Oregon
Green plastic glasses case with three smooth stones and three rough stones.

46.4 Meters  (2009)
Lis Gundlach Sell - Denmark
Description : 46.4 meter unbroken string with blue plastic tarpaulin rings in a wooden box.

The Geography Lesson
Cecil Touchon - Fort Worth, Texas
Box with geography lessons in Spanish from an antique journal.
contents are various sized balls found on the streets of Mexico City.

Stack Blocks - 1958 (realized 2009)
Cecil Touchon - Fort Worth, Texas

box full of antique English ceramic building blocks
Instruction: Remove blocks from box,
stack blocks into a sculptural form using the box as a base.

Mysterious Fluxobject
Cecil Touchon - Fort Worth, Texas
box with hand carved art object made of wood inscribed '1831' cerca 1830s

La Ronde - 2009
Sam Tan
Malden, MA USA
Wooden box with cut scraps of magazine illustrations the color of skin

Chance Operation
Jorge Artajo

Madrid, Spain

Yoko Ono
Jorge Artajo

Madrid, Spain
handmade postcard

Inside/Out - 2009
Matthew Rose - Paris, France
Wooden box, painted, rubber stamped, with painted water color bottle also rubber stamped and string. 4 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm

Art About Art - 1991
Evelyn Eller - New York City , New York
plastic box with collage elements containing a hand made envelope and booklet

Fluxtoybox - 2009 with ephemera
Luc Fierens - Belgium

Gary Bibb -
Denver, Colorado USA
Mixed Media Construction

Fluxusignments #43, #58 #65 combined into one (assuming he loves me or I am the boss)
Neil Horsky, Jamaica Plain, MA
Aluminum clip board/box with calculator, collaged with dry trash collected during a day’s time. Neil Horsky  Sept 4 2008

  • Fluxusignment #43 Make a box and send it to a loved one.
  • Fluxusignment #58 -  for an entire work/school day, collect all of your dry trash. That evening, create a collage/assemblage with those articles. The next day, give it to your boos/teacher as a gift, or if you are the boss/teacher, hang it up.
  • Fluxusignment #65 – Collect dry trash from any trip. Create a collage/assemblage with those items on a ground acquired during and/or symbolic of the trip.

Whisper Bag
Jorge Artajo 
Madrid, Spain
with instructions

Amus-i-Kit - 7 Piece Orchestra in a Box
Judith Stadler
 New York, New York
Fluxus Entertainment - 2008
Cecil Touchon
popcorn container with styrofoam popcorn packing material in a plexiglass vitrine
(from Fluxhibition #2)
Abrasion Test - Fluxus Laboratories - 2008
Cecil Touchon
vitrine with an artifact (playing card) from Abrasion Test #1 - a deck of cards were sanded until all of the ink came off.
(from Fluxhibition #2)

"This is a Test" print test - Fluxus Laboratories - 2008
vitrine with paper business cards showing front and back of card - stamped and signed limited edition print
(from Fluxhibition #2)
"Tear Test - Results Pending" Fluxus Laboratories - 2008
Vitrine with torn bits of wax paper (that was packing material from Fluxus Saint Louis) stamped, signed and dated September 11 2008
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Fluxus Laboratories Taste Test Kit #1 - Cecil Touchon - 2008
Pungent/White/Particulated, Pungent/Black/Ground, Pungent/Yellow/Mixed, Tart/Yellow/Squeezed
packets of salt, peper, mustard and lemon juice, serving sample spoons, round box with velveteen lining and tray
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Fluxvision glasses - Cecil Touchon - 2008
Vintage glasses with original case with lenses sanded down so that,
when worn the center of one's vision is blinded leaving only peripheral vision.
Instruction: Use to look at an art exhibition
(from Fluxhibition #2)
below Picasso Gaglioni and Darlene Dormel sporting the fluxvision glasses on a visit to the exhibition (July 20, 2009)

Card Game #1 - Cecil Touchon - 2008
box of chopped up playing cards

Players divide card parts from a pile in center of table players arrange their own pile of card parts to reassemble cards
players trade pieces with each other till all cards are reassemble everybody wins when cards are reassembled.
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Theater Piece #1 - Cecil Touchon - 2008
Title: Under Tension - a Suspense Thriller!

box filled with rubberbands and a ceramic hand around which are streched rubberbands
facing a round mirror in the lid of the box. Instruction: Watch hand until a rubberband breaks.
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Chewed Drawing - Larry Miller 1968
Chew a nice piece of drawing or notebook paper.
Performed by Cecil Touchon for Fluxhibition #2 - 2008
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Stack Blocks Fluxkit #2 - 1958 (realized 2009)
Cecil Touchon
vintage index card box with vintage children's wooden blocks
signed and stamped

Poetry Fluxkit  -  2008

(museum delux version)
Cecil Touchon
vintage box lined with satin conraining a metal jar filled with paste, a brush, a vintage pair of scissors and scraps of paper to make collage poetry with.
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Jurassi-fluxkit  -  2008
Cecil Touchon
Case with red alegator skin and interior fold out shelves filled with plastic dinosaurs and implements
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Fluxus Poetry Kit - 2008
Cecil Touchon
vintage box with velvet lining covered on the exterior with small sea shells. Inside a set of vintage child flash cards
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Fluxscape Kit - 2008
Cecil Touchon - Fort Worth, Texas
wooden box with metal political pins with the name/word: HILL
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Artifact from Fluxusignment #58 - 2008 by Neil Horsky as performed by
Allan Revich - Toranto Canada
plexibox filled with ephemera
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Roll 13 and Win! Fluxkit
Keith Buchholz
plastic box with printed matter and dice
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Fix Piece Fluxkit (for Yoko Ono)
Keith Buchholz
plastic box with printed matter, instructions and sewing kit
(from Fluxhibition #2)

FLUXKIT Vol 1 Issue 1
Keith Buchholz
- Fluxus Saint Louis

some of the elements from the fluxkit - Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
(from Fluxhibition #2)

Game Fluxkit
Keith Buchholz - Fluxus Saint Louis
(from Fluxhibition #2)

'Jack of Fluxus'  - 2007
Norman Sherfield 
4x3 inches - Plastic box with found objects
(from the White on White Exhibition)

Posession  - 2009
Liz Yates - U.K.
shadow box assemblage
- 3x3 inches

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush - 2009
Stephanie Forsyth - Australia
box assemblage

Caroline Waite - Louisville, Kentucky
Altered Cigar Box with the lid made into a stage upon it is a plastic ballerina figurine surrounded by doll arms, in the background three swans above them a line of doll eyeballs (stage lights) that open and close. Attached to the top of the stage is an ornate facade the the whole stage lined with gold colored filigree.

The Essence of Life Kit
Michelle N. Ary - Los Angeles, CA USA
wood box, pencil/charcoal sketches done by the artist, piece of distressed wood found on a bench, cancles, turquoise beads, garnet beads, fresh water pearl beads, abalone bead, guage cover, burnt out vacuum tube, vine, three viles, nails, black lentils, bailing wire, handmade paper.

"Can You See What I See?"
Erica James - Houston, Texas
wooden box with printed paper attached to the interior.
2x2x3 inches

Clint Chadsey - Melrose, Mass.
wooden box with vintage photograph and various found objects including keyboard keys spelling the word: Guess

Nancy Keeling - Cypress, Texas
Cigar box with found objects some of them spelling the word 'behave' on the lid

Boxed Division 2009
Robert Tucker
Rancho Mirage, California

Cage Box – Homage to John Cage
Dilar Pereira  - Lisbon, Portugal
Small black card box with a mirror and a black card inscribed:

 “This Box Contains 4’33” of Silence.”

(from the Under the Influence Exhibition)

Kiss the End - 2007
(from the White on White exhibition)
Benoit Piret (Ben Tripe) - Seattle, Washington USA
white paint and collage on video tape

White Texture - 2007
(from the White on White exhibition)
Litsa Spathi  - Fluxus Heidelberg,
9x7-1.5 inches - box with acrylic paint, wires

Untitled - 2007
(from the White on White exhibition)
Cordula Kagemann - Bremen, Germany
7x7x1 inches paper assemblage