"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.


[ sean derrick cooper marquardt

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, born in Chicago (USA), now living in Berlin, is a performance artist, musician, free improvisator and composer of experimental music. The compositions from Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt are performed and recorded live using the accidental guitar method. His new album "Gesang der Geister will be released and distributed via AVACHORDA (2010).


This prolific creator of ambience and noise has so many works scattered across the web, that even three blogs would not do it justice, so for now I must be content to write about just a few and let you, the gentle curious reader explore deeper.

We start out extreme with ‘Son Of Thunder’ (a Kitty On Fire Records release), setting us down upon a twisted playground from an alternate past, once there were jolly warm glowing lights and souls, now they have been allowed to fade into the grew howl, leaving only a trace of a winter market melody behind. The barricades constructed here shift spookily, allowing glimpses of lonely choirs lost, till all is the swarm. The pleasure here is the dream of comfort never quite achieved, the artist making sure that it is the journey that is important.

Now Blisters take us further into the grinning gasp of darkness, where the assurance of scratches and static hide the slomotion glide of rooms and old men and flickers of dancehall memories. Imagine yourself out on a cold winter’s night, looking up at complacent hunks of residential buildings, lives shining from behind curtains far up above you. Add a sense of humour and horror to the experience and you are close to this.

Onwards now, bravely to the manipulation of ‘The Accidental X Change’ where the artist proves that the fabric of our reality can be stretched thin, even to breaking point and then like an overtired child lost within a train journey we slip into something that perhaps is not there, cannot be explained to mother or father and will slip away soon enough, traces of it haunting us still into adulthood.

And finally (for this review at least; remember this is only a tiny taste of this artist’s work) we attempt to float up the TwoRivers, up because these soundscapes push high into space, subliminal spikes jutting out allowing our tender soul brief sanctuary, then spilling back into the murmur, the saddest blur ever felt.

ntb music, December 07, 2010


Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is a live electronics improvisator and solo performance artist originally from Chicago - United States and living in Berlin. One of the most active soundartists in germany ,have released his works on various netlabels as clinical archives and menthe de chat. This composition is a live electronics performance, walls of electronic waves and cascades of flowing sound ,music near the territories of live electronic musicians as Gordon mumma and David Tudor.

Intense burning electronic sighs coming from under everyday ice world...new construction of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt ... a great new event from the world of Sound...

One 16 minute track of psychedelic soundscapes recorded live. Some of the more impressive abstract work weve seen to date.

Sounds from the depths of the sound. Extreme search, extreme life, The deep of the music.


Reviewer: B.A. Schumacher - [5.0 out of 5 stars] - February 19, 2009
Subject: Die Reise im Wagen meines Freundes - über die Musik von Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

Als ich mit dem Wagen eines Freundes von Kairo nach Alexandria fuhr, um dort eine „Oud“ – eine traditionelle arabische Laute – abzuholen, fand ich eine CD im Handschuhfach: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt – To Kindred Spirits. Die Musik begann mit einer furiosen Ouvertüre, die, wenn man sich ganz auf sie einließ, ein Orchester im Graben vor der Opernbühne zu spielen schien, deren schwerer Vorhang sich in diesem Moment langsam und ehrfurchterbietend zu öffnen begann.
Durch die Frontscheibe des Wagens sehe ich die breite, sechsspurige Straße eine Schneise durch die Felder schlagen. Ich passiere einige Dörfer und Städte, deren Antlitze bekannt und fremd zugleich auf mich wirken. Ich stelle mir die Laute vor, das kostbare Gut, das ich sicher nach Kairo bringen soll. Ich kenne ihre Töne, ihre Musik, die Tänze, die dazu getanzt werden.
In meine Gedanken bricht wieder „To Kindred Spirits“ ein und verströmt seinen kraftvollen Klang in der kleinen Welt des Wagens und der großen – der ägyptischen, chaotischen, unerbittlich heißen, staubigen, doch gleichsam von einer Melodie aus tausend Stimmen erfüllten Außenwelt der Straßen und Orte des Landes. Nähme man alle Geräusche dieser umgebenden Welt und würde sie in einem Behältnis mischen, dessen Volumen die gleiche Größe wie der Wageninnenraum hätte, säße man unzweifelhaft in diesem Wagen meines Freundes, auf dem Weg nach Alexandria. Man würde die Laute von dort nach Kairo transportieren, um sie den Musikern des Orchesters zurückzubringen – damit die Oper, für die sich der Vorhang nun ganz zu den Seiten der Bühne aufgezogen hat, beginnen möge.


Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is guitarist of the dance and theater composer project (Tradishion ) with Paul James Hines former member of Test Department / Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is active member of (The RADIOACTIVE ENSEMBLE) / Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is founding member of HILDEGUARD with Guido Möbius and TOBY BURDON former member of TEST DEPARTMENT /::::::His music has been release so far in in Germany ( rainbowdiving butterflies , format noise, knochensache , ) Brasilien ( menthe de chat ) , Mexico ( A.M.P. REC. ) , Portugal ( Editora Do Porto ) , Spain ( audiotalaia netlabel ) , England ( Industrial Culture, Electronic Musik ) , Frankreich ( Vaatican Rec♥rds ) , Österreich (BLEAK ) , Irland ( Flugelrad Records ) , Japan ( Silent novels Rec., SODOMA RECORDS ) , Belgien (FF HHH Records, Sarutra's Music, und Mandai Distribution) Belgien , Niederlande (STRONT REC ), , Zagreb Kroatien ( slusaj najglasnije! Rec. ) , Egypt ( massimo croce ) , Australia ( To Hip To Hop Tapes ) , Italien ( VJGrecords, SfintRecords ) , Russia ( Clinical Archives ) , Ukraine ( Oldturtles Tapes Records ) , Minsk- Belarus ( HAZE netlabel ) und in den USA ( planetarium records, Love Torture Records, Sounds Abound (Free Media Archive), kittyonfirerecords, Audio Sodomy Records, Amduscias Records , pigeon pop records, Placenta Recordings, deepwhitesound.com, und Tethered Records ) . :::::::::::::::::::


Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardts

„Accidental Guitar“

Experiment und Konzept schließen sich nicht gegenseitig aus. Bei Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt wird das bei seiner Idee der „Accidental Guitar“ deutlich: Das scheinbar Emotional-Spontane, das Intuitive, mitunter Wilde und Ungestüme – Charakteristika, die die Life-Performances des Berliner Musikers und Komponisten genauso prägen wie seine Aufnahmen – entstehen mitnichten „by accident“: also weder rein zufällig noch aus einer spontanen Laune heraus. „Accidental Guitar“ ist ein ganzheitliches und fundiertes Konzept, das drei wesentliche Dimensionen umfasst: Das Kreieren von Klängen und Klangwelten mithilfe der Verknüpfung von Gitarre und Verfremdungseffekten, eine Art „Routing-“ oder „Mapping“-Technik, in die sich der Musiker jedoch keineswegs verliert, sondern bewusst mit den Möglichkeiten, die ihm zur Verfügung stehen, umzugehen weiß. Eine weitere

Dimension der „Accidental Guitar“ ist die Improvisation, für die sich Cooper Marquardt entschieden hat – konsequent lehnt er deshalb jegliche Form des Einstudierens und Planens oder festgelegte Choreografien ab, und dies nicht nur bei Life-Auftritten, sondern auch, wenn Aufnahmen in seinem Studio entstehen. Die dritte Dimension schließlich, die das Konzept formiert, ist die jeweilige Situation, in der er sich beim Spielen befindet: Atmosphäre und Setting, Personen, Bedingungen und Stimmungen im Raum führen zur Kontextualisierung seiner Musik.

Das wohl durchdachte und gleichsam situative Konzept der „Accidental Guitar“ ermöglicht es Cooper Marquardt, im Experimentellen Bewusstheit über sein Tun zu bewahren. Diese Bewusstheit wird zum konstituierenden Element seiner Musik, sie erwächst aus „Accidents“, auf die der Musiker reagiert. Die Kette dieser Reaktionen schließlich formiert eine gewisse Logik – ohne dass diese den spontanen und freien Impetus seines Schaffens in Frage stellen würde.

Birgit Anna Schumacher, Autorin und Kuratorin

(basierend auf einem Gespräch mit Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt im Februar 2011)

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