"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.


Chat with Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

Chat with Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

More or less the "interview" based on some meetings we had, where we chatted about the festival and Sean's release on AVACHORDA (end of year).

Lind Bohm (Lind): Sean, your the curator and organizer of Friends of Sagittarius, a DIY Festival in Berlin.

This is a hell of work to do, but you also perform on stage. Sounds punishing.

I know it is a DIY-Festival, but tell us some details about what we should expect.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (Sean): I had the ideal to be a curator of this festival after hearing from other artist and also of my own experience of how difficult it is to find a place to perform experimental and truly independent music.

I would like this to be a night of like minded friends and guest of the experimental to come together

and rejoice in the fact that these forms of music can be seen and heard. I plan to have catering,

and drinks for the artists, and to create a documentary,fotos, and a live compilation recording of the event which every artist that participated will receive. I hope when all things go well, that we all will enjoy the occasion of this special event.

Lind: You know most of the musicians well?

Sean: I have had the pleasure of performing with quite a few of the artist joining me on this festival night, and the berlin experimental and noise scene is really not that large, which is a good thing.

Lind: Is it the first time that the festivals happens?

Sean: This is the first festival of a series of others i hope yet to realize.

Lind: Your a member of some projects? Some infos about it?

Sean: I am a founding member of The Rottt ana a founding member of dance and theater composer project (Tradishion) with Paul James Hines former member of Test Dept.

I am a active member of internet created project The RADIOACTIVE ENSEMBLE

I am a founding member of HILDEGUARD with guido möbius and TOBY BURDON former member of TEST DEPT.,i am a founding member of the (Banana republic combo), and a active member of the berlin Tacheles project ( ELECTRO SUSHI).

Lind: Your familiar with the Berlin scene? Since when you live in Berlin? You will stay here for longer?

Sean: I have been active in the berlin scene for the past twenty years, and i have experienced many changes, good and bad, after all these years , the berlin scene still captures my attention, there is a flow of artists coming from all around the world , that passes though the gates of berlin.

Lind: What are your future plans with Sagittarius records? What is the intention of the label? First releases, when? Net only?

Sean: I have just started the netlabel FOS, there will be a live compilation release of the festival which i plan as the first FOS net release, my plans in the future will be to create a recycled tape release FOS label.

Lind: You released a bunch of your work on netlabels with very good feedback. Beside that, was it fruitful for you and in which way?

Sean: I have had the pleasure of releasing on varied net labels, and though this format i have came into contact with many other like minded artist, this has been a great benefit for me.

Lind: Your the inventor of accidental guitar style. Help us to catch a meaning. What is so special about?

Sean: I had my first guitar at the age of two, given to me by my grandmother, who was also a great guitar player, but had to stop because of here family life. My second guitar i received at the age of ten from my greatgrandmother it was my birthday wish, i gave up trying to learn after a few

private lessons, then i began to be a part of the chicago dj house music scene, after relocating to berlin

i became active in the punk scene and started singing and playing guitar again, it was through this experience that i realize my deep connection to the guitar, i started experimentating with all the different forms of expressing a sound, and found out to my surprise my desire for creating soundscapes. and making the other musicans angry because they where not able to follow my directions in sound

research, the more i dived into this new world the more isolated i became. with respect to my fellow artist, i then deceided at this point that i would no longer follow any forms of conventional music, my playing would be based upon what i call the accidental guitar, a free forming search into the realms of experimentation reseach.

Lind: Sean, thanks a lot and good luck for the show!

Sean on facebook, myspace

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