"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.


Encuentro entre el artista y el curador: Luis Pazos y Fernando Davis en Document-Art Gallery - Jueves 2 de agosto

Encuentro entre el artista y el curador.

Jueves 2 de Agosto, 18:30 hs. (el uso de la “máscara de la felicidad”es obligatorio)

Conversación entre Luis Pazos y Fernando Davis en el marco de la exposición Luis Pazos. El “fabricante de modos de vida”.Acciones, cuerpo, poesía (1965-1976) en la Document-Art Gallery.

Luis Pazos es poeta y artista visual. Su producción artística se inscribe en los dominios de la poesía experimental, el libro-objeto, la performance y las acciones en la calle. Entre 1966 y 1969 formó parte del grupo de poetas experimentales Movimiento Diagonal Cero, impulsado por Edgardo Antonio Vigo. En 1970 formó el Grupo de Experiencias Estéticas con Jorge de Luján Gutiérrez y Héctor Puppo y un año más tarde integró el Grupo de los Trece, colectivo vinculado al Centro de Arte y Comunicación de Buenos Aires. En 1988 cofundó el Grupo Escombros. En paralelo a su actividad artística Pazos ha publicado numerosos trabajos como periodista y escritor. Vive y trabaja en La Plata.

Fernando Davis es investigador, profesor de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata y del Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte y curador independiente. Es autor del libro Juan Carlos Romero. Cartografías del cuerpo, asperezas de la palabra(Buenos Aires, Fundación OSDE, 2009) y co-autor de Romero (Buenos Aires, Fundación Espigas, 2010), así como de capítulos publicados en Conceitualismos do Sul / Conceptualismos del Sur (São Paulo, Annablume, 2009), Subversive Practices. Art under Conditions of Political Repression. 60s – 80s / South America / Europe (Stuttgart, Hatje Cantz, 2010) y De la revuelta a la posmodernidad (1962-1982) (Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro Cultural Reina Sofía, 2011). Ha curado exposiciones sobre la obra de Edgardo Vigo, Juan Carlos Romero y Horacio Zabala.

Jueves 2 de Agosto, 18:30 hs. (el uso de la “máscara de la felicidad”es obligatorio)
Document-Art Gallery
Loyola 32
Buenos Aires. Argentina
Entrada libre

more from ED BAKER

Hi - I thought you'd like this Audioboo by Geof Huth:



in 2006
after getting Book 5 of Stone Girl E-pic into the computer
wrote a program that 'told' the computer to read the entire section.... about 260 pages !

neat how this (drone?) artificial 'voice' reads
the spaces...
sort-of "clips" along like
mind/thoughts work?

had I known that Geof was recording this on his little-red-phone
I wld have (maybe) cleaned up my language !

well: maybe?


p.s. this is the computer reading of about the first 6 pages of the 260 .
almost even for me...too much !


here is Geof's post (so far) of his visit yesterday:
if you click the title LOVE AND STONE GIRL
you can see the entire article...

Collages by Günter Hofmann, Redfoxpress

Günter Hofmann



THE SKY EMBRACES THE GREAT WORLD, 81 pages of beautiful Italian sky photographs with original Italian prose and English translation by Walter Festuccia. Publishing, design, & editing by Christine A. Tarantino, Words of Light.


Redfoxpress was for 2 weeks in Kassel
invited by the KasselKunstVerein
during Documenta 13

Exhibition of fine press books, visual poetry,
Fluxus boxes and screen prints.

And a Polaroid self portrait performance

MUSEO DEL TENDAL / La TERTULIA DE MARÍA en agosto 2012. Santa Lucía.

LA TERTULIA DE MARÍA: una rutina mensual de encontrarse.

Cada primer viernes de mes en la instalación del MUSEO DEL TENDAL , proyecto de difusión de TENDALES/sl ubicado en la Ex-Guardería de SERAL, ha ido permitiendo un encuentro que ya está registrado, en cada vez más cantidad de agendas personales. La variedad de las propuestas permite la posibilidad de acceder, piel a piel... al contacto con creaciones y creadores que a su vez, también disfrutan de esa posibilidad de encuentro, en el entendido de que ARTE y CULTURA sin comunicación es la soledad. La acción de arte ES comunicación, por lo que La Tertulia de MARÍA cumple con creces el objetivo y a su vez el público, creciente mes a mes, cumple su rol e interactúa de manera cada vez más participativa y no está lejano el momento donde en afinidad al encuentro, aportará sus cosas que van desde lo creativo hasta lo vivencial como manera de armar ese puzzle vital y comunitario, desde donde crecer y creer en lo que vendrá a partir de nosotros mismos y de nuestras historias personales. La danza, el teatro, la música, la poesía, los cuentos...construyen huesos y tendones a esos mundos interiores en acción de encuentro, para construir entre todos ese lugar donde compartir y compartirnos desde nuestras diferencias. La TERTULIA DE MARÍA crece...no está lejano el momento donde otros lugares y otras formas de comunicación serán sus habitat naturales. La vida aún merece celebrarse desde nuestra singular creación.


Cernjul Viviana, Argentina


Words of Light Publishes Its First eBook!


by Walter Festuccia

Italian artist Walter Festuccia's photographs of the Italian sky accompanied by translated prose. Original Italian text included.
Publishing, design & editing by Christine A. Tarantino.
An 81-page eBook available in two formats:  ePub for Adobe Digital Editions Format or PDF.
Softcover book available soon!


THESE HANDS, Christine Tarantino


Mario Loprete

XXX Giochi estivi di Londra 2012
Tradition and Innovation - Italian Olympic Spirit
presso Casa Italia CONI
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE ,
dal 27 luglio al 12 agosto, la terza Esposizione d’Arte Olimpica e sportiva

b-boy olio su cemento armato 17 x 36 cm 2012
Mario Loprete Art Studio
Salita Piazza Roma, 2
tel. +39 3404741434

For infomations about my work visitwww.marioloprete.itor send a mail to mario.loprete@libero.it

Giudici Carlo Maria - INVITO Personale di pittura 5-12 Agosto 2012 Pro Loco Morterone LC

Corrado Costa, "The Complete Films and other texts" [Italian+English]

CORRADO COSTA, one of the leading experimental poets in Italy, is the first author published by Zona+Quintadicopertina in the Logosfere Collectiona series of Italian poetry ebooks translated into English. 

See the bilingual page here:


Interview with John Held Jr.

(Click for)Interview with John Held Jr. 
on Mail Art.
(Courtesy of John Held Jr.)
John Held, Jr. is a staff writer for San Francisco Arts Quarterly and has an interview with Bay Area dance pioneer Anna Halprin in Issue 9. He is also an adjunct curator for Ever Gold gallery in San Francisco, having curated Debris from the Underground in 2010 (reviewed in Artforum [January 2011]) and Beat by the Bay: San Francisco Artists and Galleries of the Fifties in December 2011. He is currently researching the Japanese art movement Gutai for forthcoming writing and exhbition


Gaza's International Festival for Video Art 2012

GRUPPO SINESTETICO (Albertin , Sassu , Scordo ) is present :
Gaza's International Festival for Video Art 2012from 16 to 19 July 2012
in Gaza Jerusalem (Palestine)

On Monday 16 th July 2012, 19:30 at Windows Studio
Department of Art - General Union of Cultural Centers
Abu Hsirah St. behind Al Shifa Hospital, Gaza
curator : Shareef Sarhan
وذلك يوم الاثنين الموافق 2012/7/16، الساعة 19:30
في مقر محترف شبابيك - دائرة الفن - التابع للاتحاد العام للمراكز الثقافية
شارع أبو حصيرة خلف مستشفى الشفاء بجوار عمارة أبو رمضان- غزة

 (Courtesy of Antonio Sassu)