"Artworks are the virtual traces of a ceaseless process of becoming." -- Henri Focillon

"THESE HANDS" call for entries

"THESE HANDS" call for entries
Click photo to view details of newest CHRISTINE TARANTINO project.

FLUX-USA welcomes visitors from over 40 countries daily. Artists, curators, and other arts leaders who wish to contribute to this blog, please contact me. tarantinochristine@yahoo.com


September 2012

Christine A. Tarantino - Hjuler BROTKATZE collaborations on exhibit at FzKKe Gallery, Germany, Sept. 1 - 30, 2012. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/brotkatzen-exhibit-opens-sept-1.html

With the Blood of a Daylily - Poems & Drawings by the Homeless Poet by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

THESE HANDS PRAY FOR GERONIMO, a visual poem of American Indians, by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

Christine A. Tarantino's ECDYSIS, snake skin artist book exhibited with 99 other book artists in Italy, curated by Maddalena Castegnaro. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/mirabilibrimostra-internazionale-di.html

Christine A. Tarantino, Sign and Language Group Exhibit, Open Stal, The Netherlands.

Christine A. Tarantino series of 40,"Being Human" published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #20, Ireland.

RED LIPS - What is Your Version for Me? by Christine Tarantino is published by Words of Light now available in print or eBook formats. New version includes ALL 42 artists from 13 countries plus additional text and images by Christine Tarantino.

August internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist STEVE RANDOM. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/08/steve-random-usa.html

WORDS OF LIGHT BOOKS, Art Publications By Contemporary Artists, new blog offering various format books published by Christine A. Tarantino. www.wordsoflightbooks.blogspot.com

Christine A. Tarantino/Words of Light publishes THE SKY EMBRACES THE GREAT WORLD by Walter Festuccia. http://www.lulu.com/shop/walter-festuccia/the-sky-embraces-the-great-world/paperback/product-20294750.html

Christine Tarantino, "Instant Person 1 & 2", self-portraits with Polaroid Camera for POLAROID MADNESS, project of Franticham, Ireland. On-line exhibit and exhibition Kassel, Germany during the DOCUMENTA 2012.http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-426-instant-person-1-2.html
Exhibition "INSTANT PEOPLE"250 polaroid self-portraits by 175 artists from 22 countries.11.– 23. Juli 2012 Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Mittwoch, dem 11. Juli 2012 ab 19 Uhr möchten wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich in denKasseler KunstvereinWerner-Hilpert-Straße 2334117 Kassel, einladen.

Christine A. TARANTINO, "Ecdysis" artist book exhibited at Villa Excelsa, Sannicola, Italia. Curator, Maddalena Castegnaro
Opening night: http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/07/naturalia-animalia-artist-book-exhibit.html

July internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Anna Banana, Darlene Altschul, & John Mountain.

"THESE HANDS" call for entries, newest project from Christine TARANTINO.

June internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Antoni Miró.

"Fear No NewNew Art" artist book published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #19, Ireland.

"E-mail Between the Artist & Her Lover" artist book exhibited Villa Giulia, Italia. Curator Marisa Cortese.

"WHO AM I?" artist book exhibited Mostra Internazionale, Italia. Curator Virginia Milici.

"RED LIPS of Christine Tarantino", art booklet by Bruno Chiarlone published in Italy. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-lips-of-christine-tarantino-by.html

May internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist RYOSUKE COHEN.

Christine TARANTINO, "RED LIPS FOR DALAI LAMA" exhibition @ INviso, Padiglione TIBET, Associazione
Sal Viana frazione Saliana Pianello del Lario (CO)curated by Ruggero Maggi. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/04/inviso-padiglione-tibet-cura-di-ruggero.html

April internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artists Daniel C. Boyer and Richard Canard. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/04/daniel-c-boyer-richard-canard.html

Christine Tarantino, "NEWNEW ART Mono-Prints" published in
"Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 18", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.

DODODADIANI featured this month in internet art exhibit at
Christine Tarantino Collection. Dododadiani internet art exhibit.

RED LIPS Project: What is your version for me? Send to:
tarantinochristine@yahoo.com or RED LIPS, Box 121, Wendell, MA 01379 USA
"Sometimes I need red apple. Sometimes I need red
Nam June Paik
Your RED LIPS art modification will yield online documentation, mailed
documentation, and potential publication. Please include a mailing address with
your submission.

Christine Tarantino, "Better Together: Harmony; Radiance; Consciousness; Evolution",
International Mother Language Day Art Exhibit, Kathmandu, NEPAL, by invitation of Rafique Sulayman, Curator.

Christine Tarantino, "Flux-USA Gallery of Stars with Lucy Chew Intervention" http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/12/no-403-flux-usa-galaxy.html
exhibited in Group Show: Fluxfest Chicago 2012 (Chicago, USA) FROM THE ARCHIVE Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis. Opening reception Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Library.

February online art exhibits from 'The Christine Tarantino Collection' features Belgian artists Guido Vermeulen and Gerson Wenglinski. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/01/guido-vermeulen-and-gerson-wenglinski.html

Christine Tarantino, "RED-BERRY Series" published in "Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 17", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/05/no-377-red-berry-stained-series.html http://www.redfoxpress.com/ass.box17.html

FAX Exhibit, The DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA, curated by Ribas; organized by The Drawing Center and ICI, NYC. TARANTINO "I of the EYE-FAX", asemic writing series: http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-416-i-of-eye-fax.html

Wooden Postcard Exhibit, Stehekin Post Office, Stehekin, Washington, USA. Work by Christine Tarantino: http://christinetarantino.blogspot.com/2012/01/outgoing-wooden-postcards-mail-art.html

Christine Tarantino, "PhotoBooth" work published in new book, "Photobooth Performances" by Ginny Lloyd.

Christine Tarantino, Mail Art and Video Performance at Galleriea Terre Rare, Bologna, Italy, January 28 - February 8, 2012. Project of Maurizio Follin, Italia. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-commercial-potential-phaze-ii-show.html

Christine Tarantino, RED LIPS for Dalai Lama, collage exhibited at Venice Biennial Tibet Pavilion – Palazzo delle Esposizioni Sala Nervi - Torino, project of Ruggero Maggi, Milan, Italy.

Christine Tarantino exhibited at Foundation IK New Year Celebration Exhibit "I WISH", The Netherlands, by invitation of Ko de Jonge.

The Christine Tarantino Collection, newest Christine Tarantino art blog started on January 1, 2012. Showcasing selected works from my 20 year collection of works on paper from artists around the globe.

Christine Tarantino-Hjuler BROTKATZE Collaboration exhibited at GALERIE "Offenes Atelier D.U. Design", Austria, Barbara Rapp, Curator.



visual poetry / collage from Giovanni Fontana published by redfoxpress, Ireland / http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada.html

BHUTAN Art Exhibition, Christine Tarantino, participating USA artist

This is the very first time an artist has exhibited in Bhutan! Christine Tarantino, collage, EVOLution, 2005.
Link to Berkshire Fine Arts, review by Zeren Earls:

Invito mostra "Scarti impersonali" - Centro RUA / Exhibition "Scarti impersonali" - RUA Center

RIZOO Group in collaborazione con Officine Duende è lieta di invitare la S.V. all'inaugurazione del secondo evento artistico Pop up con la mostra "Scarti impersonali" di Pierpaolo Febbo vs mABA L'inagurazione si terrà sabato 09 aprile 2011 alle ore 11:00 presso il Centro RUA in Via Filzi n°5 (laterale di Viale Venezia) a Portogruaro (Ve) con letture e musiche a cura di Officine Duende e alle ore 18:30 musica per le piante verdi live-set La mostra sarà visitabile: sabato 09 aprile dalle 11.00 alle 19.00 e domenica 10 aprile dalle 10.00 alle 19.00 Info:
http://www.rizoo.it/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_battaglia_degli_alberi/ http://centrorua.blogspot.com/ RIZOO è un'associazione culturale, formata da professionisti in diversi settori, dall'architettura, all'arte, alla comunicazione, che ha l'intento di ridiscutere l'attuale panorama artistico – culturale. L’associazione si propone di affrontare questo obiettivo con un approccio multidisciplinare, capace di coinvolgere contemporaneamente diversi punti di vista in un'unica fruizione. PIERPAOLO FEBBO nasce a Portogruaro il 17 marzo 1981. Si diplomo all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia nel 2008. Dallo stesso anno insegna disegno e storia dell'arte. Vive e lavora a Fossalta di Portogruaro (Ve). mABA è un artista “primitivista” (a.k.a. MDA) e musicista minimale (a.k.a. Len), Maba sta sviluppando su binari paralleli un progetto artistico di grande impatto. Pitture e sculture che sembrano, quando non sono, dei rituali. Spesso in luoghi abbandonati dall’uomo di cui la natura si sta di nuovo impossessando, anche se non manca di farsi notare nell’ambiente dell’arte contemporanea (Illegal Word Art Genova 2007; Junkbuilding Triennale Bovisa, Milano 2008; Sopra il Sotto, Manhole Art Milano 2009; hEART(H) Palazzolo dello Stella 2009; Sweet Sheets III Palermo 2010). Si ringraziano: Officine Duende Centro di Ricerca Espressiva e Creativa RUA Pizzeria La Brace Woodstock Music Village La cantina Renzo Giolo Rizoo Group in collaboration with Officine Duende is pleased to invite you to the inauguration of the second art event Pop-up with the exhibition "Scarti Impersonali" by Pierpaolo Febbo vs Maba. The opening will be held Saturday, April 9th, 2011 11:00, at RUA Center in Via Filzi No. 5 (Viale Venezia side) Portogruaro (Venice - Italy) with readings and music by Officine Duende and, at 18:30 pm, "Music for green plants" live-set The exhibition is open:

Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 to 19:00 and Sunday, April 10th from 10:00 to 19:00 Info: http://www.rizoo.it/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_battaglia_degli_alberi/ http://centrorua.blogspot.com/ Rizoo is a cultural association based in Portogruaro (near Venice), founded by professionals from several fields: architecture, art, communication, music, etc. Its intention is to renegotiate our present artistic and cultural scenery. The association aims to get this goal through a multi-disciplinar approach, in order to convey many points of view into a single fruition. Pierpaolo Febbo was born in Portogruaro March 17, 1981. He graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice in 2008. In the same year he teaches drawing and art history. He lives and works in Fossalta of Portogruaro (Ve). MABA is an artist "primitive" (aka MDA) and minimal music (aka Len), Maba is developing on parallel tracks an art project of great impact. Paintings and sculptures that appear, when they are not, some rituals. Often in places abandoned by the man in which it's nature to take control, although he makes himself noticed in the contemporary art (Illegal Art Word Genoa 2007; Junkbuilding Bovisa Triennale, Milan 2008; Above the Below, Manhole Art Milan 2009; Heart (H) Palazzolo dello Stella 2009; Sweet Sheets III Palermo 2010). Thanks to: Officine Duende Center for Creative Research RUA Pizzeria La Brace Woodstock Music Village Renzo Giolo Wines (kindness of Rizoo Group, Italia)


Reed Altemus


TENDALES/ santalucía

Santa Lucía NET ART 2011

Proyecto bimensual, donde cada artista participante envía a torresbbl@gmail.com su trabajo, el cual integrará una galería virtual renovable en el blog pentagraficuniverso.blogspot.com
La propuesta a realizar será a partir de un tema variable a saber :
* mayo/junio- CIRCO
* julio/agosto- AZUL
* setiembre/octubre- ALFABETO
* noviembre/ diciembre- RETRATO
Durante el bimestre se recibirán los trabajos, que serán de inmediato subidos al blog. Cada participante irá recibiendo información permanente del proyecto
.Un abrazo. Rodolfo TORRES

Parking in front of a bunch of wild iris - book project 12

Jean Marie STAIVE


R & D Kamperelic, Serbia


Do not forget that the world is not such as you see it THE NETWORK OF INDIFFERENCES Note your own attitudes. Do not issue a circular on everything you do The more numerous your attachments, the more difficult it will be to move Do not forget that your internal blossoming will shed light on your discoveries more than your external, physical development. WALLS BUILT BY ACCIDENT Your internal life could be shaken when your lies feed on your desires The regularity of your steps directed by others could make your identity recognizable again Your actions directed into the external world that follow from unbalanced inventions you've formed within can constitute obstacles to your personal expectations and development. THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN BORN ARE NOT AWARE OF THEIR INTERNAL HUNGER Responsibilities cannot be taken on due to assumptions emanating from other people Your choices have to belong to you - you should not take unthinking steps; impulsive potency can be destructive, ill-considered decisions can cause grief and bitterness... Do not forget. A HEART WITHOUT INTROSPECTION, A SOUL WITHOUT A GUIDE Your short-sighted steps on an unfamiliar path with an invisible exit could intrigue nearby dogs Something unfamiliar could come from an unknown direction Since you cannot go into the infinite, decide from here and now what you want to make. Do not forget that the world is not such as you see it. Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI Paris, le 06.05.2007 Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français French free verse translated into English free verse by Joneve McCormick, 18.05.2007

Almandrade (Antônio Luiz M. Andrade), BRAZIL

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI, Paris

DANSES MARTIALES + Martial Dances + Danzas de guerra + .....

Martial Dances We live in strange times, my brother men make money with war dances and occupation... Do you not see the bombardments and the pillaging? Under the boot you are worn out, these days the sweat of your brow no longer serves you! Tanks come from distant lands passing down your streets demanding to know why you were born! And you can say nothing. Soon, if this continues, it will be the course of progress to be denied learning. One speaks of the rights of man here and there. Do not believe those rumors! You see that nothing is in place now! We live in strange times my brother, arms dealing, construction governing the land. Is it so difficult to understand? They sell the merchandise of war! Come listen to my counsel. Don't marry, it is unsupportable to suffer the massacre of your children. The success of your affairs depends on producing fictitious enemies to menace... In this manner they take over small countries one after the other under the pretext of saving them. While you fight amongst yourselves others consume your underground resources. What should I tell you; do these times plant sorrow in your hearts? Be a little understanding! Increase the number of fratricidal wars, divide your people further to make the lives of the invaders easier. Do not forget that to destroy love requires only this: Live in a society without love and don't educate anyone... Live in the clarity of obscurity, depend only on yourself! The sun rises and sets on time... the throats of cocks are cut that sing before the hour! We live in strange times my brother, men make money with war dances and occupation... Do you not see the bombardments and the pillaging? By Uzeyir Lokman CAYCI Paris, 17.03.2003 Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français French free verse translated into English free verse by Joneve McCormick - 2003

Je saluais les pêcheurs qui me connaissaient Book project 11

Cecil Touchon's new book at Redfoxpress

see http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada-touchon.html


Cult Mails


Dear Christine,
Happy Support Women Artists Now Day to all of my friends in Massachusetts!
I will be in San Francisco for SWAN Day this year, but I just wanted to let you about some great events happening in your area this weekend. I have listed 3 of them below, but there are over 170 SWAN Day events this year, so be sure to check our SWAN Day Calendar to see if there are any others near you.
Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive for so many years. Happy SWAN Day 2011!
Martha Richards, Executive Director

Northampton Academy of Music Theatre is launching its new Women's Initiative on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. with a SWAN Day production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice directed by Linda McInerney with original music by Paula Kimper.
The original tale of Orpheus and Eurydice focuses on the great Greek musician Orpheus who was so overcome with grief by his wife's death that he journeyed to the Underworld to get her back. He was able to charm Hades and Persephone with his music, and they told him that he could lead Eurydice out of the Underworld on one condition - he had to walk in front of her and he could not look back until both of them were completely in the upper world. Unfortunately, Orpheus turned around as soon as he was on solid ground, and so Eurydice had to return to the Underworld forever.
Sarah Ruhl, a playwright who won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship in 2006 at age 32, tells this story from Eurydice's point of view. It is a meditation on loss, but it is also full of warmth, humor, and Ruhl's unique theatrical sensibility.
Location: 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Tickets: $20 General; $18 Students and Seniors
Box Office: 413-584-9032 x104
Box Office Email: boxoffice@academyofmusictheatre.com
Website: http://www.academyofmusictheatre.com
Our Voices V is the fifth annual celebration of staged readings of new short works by Boston Area Women Playwrights with a whole day of workshops for playwrights and actors on Saturday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The event will be held in the Black Box Theatre at Regis College Fine Arts Center in Weston, MA. The organizers are Kelly DuMar, Ann Garvin, and Wendy Lement. This is a free event and no reservations are required. There is more information available on their website: http://www.diarydoor.typepad.com/our_voices
Playwrights, directors, designers, crew and actors from both the Berkshires and the Capital Region will mount five new short works by five women playwrights in the 24 Hour Capital Region/Berkshires Theatre Project on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

Kristen van Ginhoven (WAM Theatre), Kat Koppett (MOPCO) and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch (Arts Center of the Capital Region) joined forces to kick off this colossal artistic adventure. WAM Theatre produces theatrical events with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls, and they donate a portion of the proceeds to organizations that benefit women and girls. When Koppett suggested the 24-hour Theater Project to van Ginhoven, she agreed, with one stipulation - that all five playwrights be women.

How it works: On Friday evening, March 25, five playwrights will receive the number of actors they are writing for and a theme and they will then have 12 hours to write a short script. The following morning, Saturday, March 26, directors, actors, stage managers, designers and technical staff will gather and rehearse those new scripts. At 8:00pm on Saturday night, those five new scripts will be shared with the public. The playwrights will be: Linda Bidwell Delaney (Capital Region); Kat Koppett (Capital Region); Nahal Navidar (Capital Region); Jamuna Yvette Sirker (Berkshires); Susan Dworkin (Berkshires).

Location: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-3215
Date and Time: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
More Information: http://www.wamtheatre.com/events/2011events/24-hour-theatre-project/
Purchase Tickets Online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153810

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