"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 & balkar wachholz

SPNet052 - Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt & Consistency Nature - Space Between Aquarius

SPNet052 - Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt & Consistency Nature - Space Between Aquarius
128kbps - 29 minutes, 48 seconds
File under: Noise/Neo-Classical/Soundscape

01 - Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - Spadaj! (1
02 - Consistency Nature - No, More Sushumna Nadi (7:54)
03 - Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN (Above Average) (5:00)
04 - Consistency Nature - Glossolalia (6:23)

The second entry in the Space Between Trilogy (the first, Space Between Scorpions, was released through Microbit Records), this split release between experimental guitarist and soundscaper Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt and the downright experimental Consistency Nature is full of shimmering, gossamer compositions. Although the tracks lack any real structure, their brittle, yet rich textures hang their beautifully like art in a gallery, let loose from the confines of its frame. Ghostly hints of melody play in each piece, stringing the album together, but never achieve corporeal form. Mesopotamians believed the constellation Aquarius was the representation of Enki, later Ea, the lord of water, who was often depicted holding an overflowing vase. This is a fitting inspiration for this album full of songs that flow over one's conscious, drowning out the unnecessary and clearing the way for their beauty to flourish.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

Consistency Nature

Do you love this release so much that you need a physical copy to flaunt to all of your friends? Please visit sprecordings.com/spnet where you can purchase this and all our other titles!

SP is Flat Affect/Bastard Child
SPEu is Caelicus Pugna
SProc is Adam Crammond
SPRag is Ech(o)
SPTrash is RedSK
SPNet is Doomettes

For more information, please visit www.sprecordings.com

Join, contact, befriend, and get involved!!

This audio is part of the collection: SP Net
It also belongs to collection: Netlabels


Now you can see the entire book for free - CRU & RAW by Caio Fern. ( Not the iPad iBooks format)

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3631697 Now you can see the entire book for free. I don't know till when it will be viable so check it out as fast as possible. Not the C R U & R A W ebook (iPad iBooks format. The published one. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3631697 CRU & RAW by Caio Fern. ALL THE LOVE TO CHRISTINE !!!!!!!! we love you.


Lautstrom #25 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (2012-10-14)

  Podcast of a interview about my music given yesterday in Berlin
at reboot.fm radio.
Lautstrom #25 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (2012-10-14)

Lautstrom #25 Sean Derek Cooper Marquardt (2012-10-14)
reboot.fm at 88,1 mhz


Please stop by or just send a loving thought my way.

Prayer Group for Christine A Tarantino on FB was started by dear friend Wilma Duguay. Thank you for all thoughts actions and intentions of love for my healing. I am fighting stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to liver and brain. Thank you all for your love.

well the link might take my slow brain a bit to fix . no matter just think of me and I will think of you with love. Christine


MUSEO DEL TENDAL/ La TERTULIA DE MARÍA el 21 de Setiembre 2012.

El viernes 21 de setiembre, se llevó a cabo la tertulia en Los Tendales, ubicado en la calle Mitre 355 esq. Magariños Cervantes, de la ciudad de Sta. Lucía, Canelones.
La concurrencia fue escasa a raíz de la amenaza de tapar el puente por las intensas lluvias y el viento huracanado del temporal anunciado.
Aún asi, participaron de la misma: Ruben Baudino, con temas instrumentales en guitarra, temas clásicos del folklore uruguayo, y Marcos Mateauda, con temas instrumentales de la misma orientación.
Entre uno y otro, en forma alternada, la anfitriona leyó sus textos, de orígen reflexivos y alguno biográfico.
En determinado momento, se armó una ronda de canciones que todos compartimos, tanto los guitarreros como los espectadores, que llegaron a "pedir" algún tema específico, como si de una peña familiar se tratara.
Se compartió un pan casero, mayonesas con gustos y un jugo de naranja.
El registro gráfico estuvo a cargo de Paula Fagián, nieta de la anfitriona.
La experiencia, pobre de público, fue muy rica en contenido.


Sad News from FLUX-USA

I am sorry to have to announce that I will be reducing all of my art activities because I have been diagnosed this week with a fast, aggressive, and incurable, inoperable cancer.  Thank you all for your visits and postings over the years.  I need your prayers and support.



"Beyond the limit" by Jan Theuninck

acrylic on canvas, 2001

Beyond the limit
tempting is
the border area
hanging around
in the gray zone
watching the game
of back and forth
seeing how vanity
and power
push them
beyond the limit
© by Jan Theuninck


THESE HANDS by Costas Evangelatos


New record number of visitors at FLUX-USA!

In the past 24 hours 169 visitors came to see art at FLUX-USA. This breaks the old record by 30+ visitors.
Just 6 days ago we broke the record for number of different countries that visitors came from in a 24 hour period.


UAVM Museum (P) Collection, Gruppo Sinestetico

UAVM VIRTUALMUSEUM - Coimbra (Portugal)
15 Setembro September – 26 Dezembro December 2012
Curator and Direction Manager: José Vieira
The Unknown Artist Virtual Museum presents the second part of the International Collection.
Artists: 48703 (USA), Aaron Oldenburg (USA), Alan Bigelow (USA), Eva Lewarne (USA), Gregoire Zabé (France), Gruppo Sinestético (Italy), Ida Julsen (Norway), Jakson Marinho (Brazil), Jason Nelson (USA), Olivier Ruellet (France), Osvaldo Cibils (Uruguay), S. L. Hoskins (USA)
15 Setembro September – 26 Dezembro December 2012

THESE HANDS by Francesco Mandrino, Italia



ESPACIO CULTURAL RBC ITUZAINGÓ/ THESE HANDS. Sábado 8 de Setiembre 2012. Villa Ituzaingó, URUGUAY.

El sábado 8 de setiembre se desarrolló en el Espacio Cultural RBC ITUZAINGÓ la muestra THESE HANDS que es la exhibición de las piezas de participantes de RBC ITUZAINGÓ en la Convocatoria de Arte Correo con la curadoría de Christine Tarantino a través de su página FLUXUSA.com. Esa noche tocaron Marcos Mateauda y Marcos Umpiérrez composiciones propias y ajenas desde una visión libre donde se conjugaron arte y experimentación sonora. Los oyentes hicieron saber de su agrado por tal propuesta, en un momento participó el cantor popular Neris Rodriguez quién interpretó una obra de Anselmo Grau.


Homo multiculturalis T. by Jan Theuninck

acrylic on canvas - 1999 - 70x100 cm
The multicultural man in an international migration society.
L'uomo multiculturale in una società di migrazione internazionale.
-  l'elemento unificatore è un cuore che si fonde con la mente, massima sintesi del'essere persone in cui pulsa la com-prensione...(Cristina Baldolini)

THESE HANDS by Pierpaolo Limongelli, Italia



New record number of countries visit FLUX-USA

Thank you visitors from 38 countries who have come to see the art at FLUX-USA. You set a new record for a 24-hr. period!

IFREDERIC WEIGEL Invitation au vernissage "Regles a Jeu"

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de l'exposition «Règles à Jeu»
展覧会「Règles à Jeu」のオープニング・パーティのご案内
François Bénard / Frédéric Weigel.

Exposition du 27 août au 22 septembre 2012. Espace billetterie et accueil du public, Kursaal.
65 ème Festival de musique de Besançon Franche- Comté : «L’enfance de l’art».
Vernissage le lundi 10 septembre 2012, 19H00.
Co-production : Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon Franche-Comté / Festival International de Musique de Besançon Franche-comté.
Dans le cadre d’un partenariat avec le groupe PSA Peugeot Citroën, une oeuvre réalisée par François Bénard, en collaboration avec l'Atelier Vincy, sera présentée Place Granvelle en parallèle de l’exposition.
この度、展覧会「Règles à Jeu」のオープニング・パーティーを下記のとおり開催する運びとなりました。
この展覧会は、第65回ブザンソン国際音楽祭「L’enfance de l’art」において、ブザンソン美術大学とブザンソン国際音楽祭により開催されています。
展覧会期間 : 2012年8月27日~9月22日
会場 : ブザンソン文化会館クルサール(ブザンソン国際音楽祭会場) 1, place du Théâtre, Besançon, FRANCE
主催 : ブザンソン美術大学、ブザンソン国際音楽祭
後援 : PSAプジョー・シトロエン、VINCY
オープニング・パーティ : 9月10日(月) 19時より

THESE HANDS by Paul Tiililä

Paul Tiililä, Finland