In MiniFlux I reproduced, in miniature, over 1000 items referenced in Fluxus scores.
MiniFlux comprised a printed booklet that listed all the objects alongside their roughly worked Plasticine replica’s. My original idea to house a collection of all the items referenced in Fluxus scores looked impossible after I realised I would have to include a full orchestra, elephant and wolf. So I decided it would be simpler to make miniature versions of the items.
The work came out of a long term passion for Fluxus actions, strategies, events and humour. Part of my motivation to make MiniFlux came from an interest in how everyday things were, and continue to be used in performance work. Historically performance practice is seen to come out of the activity of painting, this work proposed another route through sculpture via Marcel Duchamp, George Brecht and the readymade.
On the 26th November 2005 musicians and artists were invited to devise a series of musical performances in response to the list. The evening was titled A Concert and took the form of a conventional concert with works by Anne Bean, The Bohman Brothers, Bruce Gilbert and Margarita Gluzberg.
An extract from the list:
Cup of coffee
A second item
MiniFlux took place in the context of the exhibition Her Noise at the South London Gallery, London, 10 November - 18 December 2005. Artists included: Kim Gordon (US), Emma Hedditch (UK), Christina Kubisch (DE), Kaffe Matthews (UK), Hayley Newman (UK). MiniFlux was commissioned by Electra Productions.
Installation photographs copyright Marcus J Leith.