Thursday, November 28, 2013

1982 Budapest Visit Documented in Book

Edited by my friends György Galántai and Julia Klaniczay, Artpool uses authentic documents, numerous photographs and illustrations, Artpool’s chronological volume contains a brief presentation of events and exhibitions, a detailed bibliography and references follows the history of the Artpool art project. 536 pages, with approx 1500 illustratons, index of names, softcover, English, printed in 500 numbered copies. Free pdf version downloadable.

Since visiting Hungary in 1982, they have been long time collectors and supporters of my art and projects. I found looking through their Fluxus collection inspiring and had fun making a couple of collaborative artistamp sheets with Gyorgy.

Emergency Index Documents RELEASE Score

Emergency INDEX, Volume 2, includes contributions from artists, poets, scholars, activists, advertisers, computer scientists, theater ensembles and filmmakers presenting more than 300 performances made around the world in 2012.

Included is my score titled RELEASE Score performed by Allan Revich. See the score in my October 2012 posts.

This is a bible of performance art activity. And if you are, like I am, a believer in performance art and the value of this ephemeral art activity to change the hearts and minds and consciousness of people, then you need to have this bible in your life. The end. —Martha Wilson

We've been seeing performance art materialize around us, but without feeling that there was a context for such ideas. Artists have been doing such pieces  for a long time without much recognition that in fact their ideas are related. Now, with Emergency INDEX, we get the sense of a magical secret shared among many artists. Emergency INDEX is a profoundly important publication. It guides us to a new place. —Robert Ashley

Space Themed Art in Revolutions

Revolutions: The Inexorable Evolution of Art is a space art exhibition examining how space exploration and related technologies are being used to transform art and culture, and inspire a new generation of innovators. Representing the works of over 50 internationally acclaimed space artists, Revolutions features a variety of space artworks including art derived from space technologies, art designed for microgravity environments, orbital art, and art inspired by space developments.

Slated to tour nationally, the CSS debuted Revolutions on September 12th with a star studded benefit event at Endeavor Arts Gallery in Calgary - Canada.

Photo Selected for Book Cover

"The striking photo on the cover of Fairyland looks like it could have been taken one hundred years ago. It gives a sense of the otherworldly childhood that Abbott recounts in this memoir about growing up with her openly gay, single father in San Francisco in the nineteen-seventies and eighties."
- The New Yorker  June 2013

"The cover photo is perfect. Not since Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has a photo so well captured the complex themes of a nonfiction book."  "I must also say that the book's cover is wonderful both before and after you read the memoir--the father and his brave daughter dressed up for a night out in fairyland." - Amazon UK reviews

A best seller written by my friend Steve Abbott's daughter Alysia, Fairyland is a beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. I write about other collaborations with Steve and his SOUP Magazine and how he introduced me to poets, comics and comix artists in an earlier post (June 2010 post) on this blog. 

I took the cover photo in Golden Gate Park at the Portals of the Past on Lloyd Lake as one of several in a surrealism influenced series. I frequently used locations in the park to photograph, using friends as models in incongruous attire. Steve needed a cover photo for his poetry book Agape Bra and liked the other photos he'd seen. He invited me to take some photos in exchange for photo credit and exposure. In early morning light at a location I knew well, we arrived with Nikon and tripod, "costumes," and a sleepy 10 year old. Allowing for room for the title text and trying out different shots, this was the photo I chose. Steve agreed. In reality, with new agreements with Alysia and the book press it became the cover photo used on two different books. 

In the present, I look forward to seeing the promised photo credits when it is used in articles and publicity.

The book is available from W. W. Norton Company press at all major book outlets.

UPDATE from Deadline Hollywood on December 16, 2013: American Zoetrope has acquired screen rights to Alysia Abbott’s Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, with Sofia Coppola set to adapt it with Andrew Durham. She will produce with Roman Coppola.

“I love the book Fairyland; it’s a sweet and unique love story of a girl and her dad, both growing up together in 1970′s San Francisco,” Coppola said. “I think it will make an engaging and touching movie on a subject I’ve never seen before.”

Said the author: “I’m delighted that Sofia Coppola and Zoetrope are going to create the film version of Fairyland. Sofia’s understanding of the feminine perspective and the artistic vision that she shares with Andrew Durham make them ideal partners to make this movie. I could not be happier.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Copy Art How To

Want to learn how to make copy art or more tricks? Master techniques in easy to follow steps with exercises found in this on-your-own workbook. The basics of the art form are covered with a series of lessons and tips written for both the novice and artist wanting to find out more about making great art on a copy machine. Created as a companion to workshops taught by master copy artist Ginny Lloyd you can use the workbook as a reference for years to come. Lists of resources to help you explore further.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Yoko Ono DO IT Score - Manchester Art Gallery - Manchester, England

Yoko Ono

Circulate a picture of your smile to say, "Hello. How you doing?"
Please take a picture of your smile and upload it
For more information or to participate :

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FluXus Direction Score Performed

C. Mehrl Bennett performs Ginny Lloyd's FluXus Direction score at the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival in Roanoke, Virginia during March of 2013. Video courtesy of Kala Ladenheim

Friday, March 29, 2013

Maintenant 7

Maintenant 7: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art is the sixth edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. Since 2008, the Three Rooms Press series has collected and published dada art, dada poetry, dada mail art, dada collages and more from around the world. This year’s issue, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges.


artisti partecipanti:
ITALIA Tiziana Baracchi – Marcello Diotallevi –  GaMa FoGa – Roberto Sanchez
AUSTRIA Helmut King
CANADA Dale Roberts
GERMANIA  Peter Küstermann – Angela Pähler – Petra Weimer
OLANDA Ko De Jonge – EverArts
USA Reed Altemus – Ginny Lloyd

a cura di Giancarlo DA LIO e Roberto SANCHEZ

dal 7 maggio al 7 luglio 2013
inaugurazione 7 maggio 2013 dalle ore 18.00
la S.V. è invitata

Museo Minimo   via detta San Vincenzo, 3 (angolo via Leopardi, 47)
 I-80125 NAPOLI     ITALIA

Spin/s: A Fluxus Festival @ Cade Gallery

For the Flux Box

FLUXFEST Chicago 2013 Score

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmo

If you are in the Minnesota area, go see a special exhibit of my space themed artistamps and black and white photos of my space themed performances at: 

An international juried exhibition exploring outer space
January 25 - May 5, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, January 25; 6-9pm
Cosmic Arcade All Ages Discovery Day: Saturday, May 4; 10am-2pm
Both events free and open to the public

"A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person -- perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic."
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Explore the outer reaches of both our universe and our collective imagination in Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos, featuring work by dozens of local and international artists. Enjoy book, print, paper and installation artworks on the themes of space, science (fiction and non-fiction), exploration and humanity.

Featured artists include:
Tim Abel (Racine, WI); Mary Bergs (Minneapolis, MN); Laura Beyer (Birmingham, MI); Elizabeth Boyne (Iowa City, IA); Cynthia Brinich-Langlois (Milwaukee, WI); Patty Bruce (Boston, MA); Emily Chaplain (Memphis, TN); Tiberiu Chelcea (Ames, IA); Young-ju Choi (Ilsan, South Korea); Johanna Drucker (Berkeley, CA); Wendy Fernstrum (Marine on St. Croix, MN); Brad Freeman (Chicago, IL); Kirsten Furlong (Boise ID); Travis Hocutt (Waterford MI); Tom Hubbard (Chagrin Falls, OH); Rachel Katz (Portland, ME); Ray Klimek (Athens, OH); Mari LaCure (Beverly, MA); Ginny Lloyd (Jupiter, FL); Jared Martin (Minneapolis, MN); Heather Matthew (Nunderi, Australia); Leah Mayers (Chicago, IL); Nora Lee McGillivray (St. Paul, MN); Andrea McKennan (Minneapolis, MN); Cathryn Miller (Grasswood, Saskatchewan, Canada); Ellen Mueller (Buckhannon, WV); Scott K. Murphy (Saint Joseph, MN); Heidi Neilson (Long Island City, NY); Lauren Orchowski (New York, NY); Mark Ryan (Minneapolis, MN); Mark Addison Smith (New York, NY); Regula Russelle (St. Paul, MN).

Opening reception
Friday, January 25; 6-9pm

Free and open to the public.

Cosmic Arcade All-Ages Discovery Day
Saturday, May 4; 10am-2pm

Visit MCBA for a Stellar day full of creative exploration and hands-on artmaking opportunities for all ages!
Free and open to the public.

American Craft Council's article on the show: