Friday, April 29, 2011

ReSite no.2/ vol.2- hot off the press! Happy Walburga's Eve

ReSite – Manual of Scores, Manifestos & Radical Actions

ReSite for Revolt! With a cover image from Lindsay Anderson’s IF…, actions reclaiming the name of FLUXUS and a Royal Wedding score played with submachine gun, this issue of ReSite calls for your engagement.

ReSite is an assembling publication where pages have an element of audience participation or interaction. ReSite is part of the tradition of Fluxus editions where anyone can perform an action or score. In addition to this performance-based approach, ReSite taps into the rich tradition of the avant-garde with contributions of manifestos and documentation of art actions.

ReSite encourages participation by writers and musicians to produce visual scores and manifestos as well as continuing the call for contributions by conceptual artists. In this current issue you will find actions to be performed with Bananas and Bluetooth, have the opportunity to take part in Truth mail art exhibition, and search for the hidden surprise in Harriet Skillen’s pattern work.

If you are visiting London in the next few months, the V&A Museum, National Art Library is hosting the exhibition Field Study International: Emanations of a Collective Spirit in Art from April 4th – September 5th 2011 which has a number of ReSite issues on display.

Site Workers

Martha Aitchison UK Vittore Baroni Italy Julian Beere UK John M. Bennett USA. Keith A Buchholz USA Catherall UK JF Chapelle France David Dellafiora Australia Antonio Moreno Garrido Spain Michael Hampton UK Kelly Hiller UK Tom Jenks UK Ko De Jonge The Netherlands Frances Mawson UK Lee Moore UK Panneti UK Harriet Skillen UK Alan Turner UK Lubomyr Tymkiv Ukraine Mark Walters UK

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Field Report 2010 hot off the press!

The Journal Of Field Study International

Reflecting K. Frank Jensen’s a year of contemplation, the cover of this year’s Field Report looks back over its history of plastic comb bindings and to the future with a new wire binding. This edition sees the spirit of Fluxus alive and well through contributions such as Vittore Baroni’s ART DETOX project, Anna Banana’s Celebrating 40 years of fooling around with A. Banana event and Keith A. Buchholz’s full Fluxus program.

Psychogeography features strongly in this edition, with documents ranging from Julian Beere’s Walthamstow project to Carol Stetser’s Written on the Road. This edition also includes documents of recent public art in Geelong, including Street Face, a participatory project by Geelong’s multicultural organisation Diversitat with City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit, and Re-Configure, an installation by Mark Cuthbertson and David Dellafiora for the UCI Road World Championships plus Geelong Arts Alliance’s Street Salon.

2010 saw Field Study returning to the Fermoy Gallery, site of the Art of the Surreal Field Study residency in 1994, with a display of WIPE magazines at docment/a, King’s Lynn UK. Other Field Study activities included an artist-talk and workshop, Bound In Yellow, at Focus on Artists’ Books V at Artspace Mackay, Queensland Australia.

If you are visiting London in the next few months, the V&A Museum, National Art Library is hosting the exhibition Field Study International: Emanations of a Collective Spirit in Art from April 4th – September 5th 2011.

Again a thank you to all networkers who sent postcards, envelopes and foldouts with their emanations, as this ephemera reinforces the special nature of an assembling publication, providing interaction and pleasure to the reader. My thanks for their support of this edition go to Susan Hartigan, Geelong’s Youth Development Unit, Geelong Arts Alliance, NoFrillsArt, and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

David Dellafiora

Field Study Emanations by

Martha Aitchison . Reed Altemus . Antic-Ham . Artpool. Anna Banana . Vittore Baroni  . Horst Baur . Julian Beere . John M Bennett . Bev Bills . Keith A. Buchholz . Chameleon Lectra . Patricia Collins . Marc Cuthbertson . David Dellafiora . Martin Desloovere  . Robyn M Fry . Picasso Gaglione . Antonio Gomez . Javier F. Granda . Karl-Friedrich Hacker . Susan Hartigan . Kommissar Hjuler . Invisible Books . Bronia Iwanczak . Mardi Janetzki . Eberhard Janke . K.Frank Jensen . Jennifer Kosharek . Kunst & Ko Kreaties . Magda Lagerwerf . Susanna Lakner . Pascal Lenoir . Serse Luigetti . Francis Van Maele . Christian Mildbrandt . Denis Mizzi . Emilio Morandi . Ken Naigus . Keiichi Nakamura NeRRaDa . Jurgen O.Olbrich . F’nL Osowski . Stephen Perkins . Benedict Phillips . Point d’Ironie . Ross Priddle . Bernd ReichertGlen Smith . Zoe Snyder . Pete Spence . Angela Stadthaus . State Of Being . Carol Stetser . Giovanni Strada . Alan Turner

Monday, April 25, 2011

There is no need to make Art in Utopia

Piece I just made for Jennifer Kosharek's Utopia/Dystopia project

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Photographs of Field Study display at V&A

Field Study International

April 4 – Sept. 5

National Art Library Entrance

V&A Museum

South Kensington


Field Study began in 1993 started by David Dellafiora, Eamonn Kirwan and Benedict Phillips. During the following years, artists from different countries joined the initiative, becoming a truly international group. One of their main aims is that everyone is welcome to become a member, irrespective of their arts practice, and to contribute. Field Study sees work by individual artists as emanations and collective work as manifestations and was originally influenced by the Surrealist and Fluxus movements.

The annual Field Study International Journal was their first publication, but throughout the years the group has developed new assembling periodicals such as WIPE, ReSite and in collaboration with the Australian Disability Support Service Karingal - KART. A selection of this material will be on show.

Also on display there will be works by Erica Van Horn, Patricia Collins and Benedict Phillips as the ‘Agresiv Dislecksick’, with artwork revolving around his dyslexia. He will be giving a special lunchtime lecture on Wednesday July 27 in the V&A Sackler Centre.

Photographs by Benedict Phillips

Monday, April 18, 2011

The process has started! 2010 Field Report under construction

Field Study Post Box 19/4/2011

ReSite edition by Lubomyr Tymkiv, Ukraine
KART edition by Magda Lagerwerf, The Netherlands
Large package of mailart including works for Wipe and KART by Samuel Montalvetti, Argentina
KART edition by Ko De Jonge, The Netherlands
Study Series 05 & 06 from Ghost Box, UK
Sinister Resonance by David Toop, UK

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Slice & Dice artistbook for Scott Helmes USA

Field Study Post Box 5/4/2011

Mailart from Plagium 2000, Hungary
ReSite edition from Ko De Jonge, The Netherlands
Editions for both KART & 2011 Field Report, plus artistamp sheet from Cracker Jack Kid, USA
Edition for KART by Magda Lagerwerf, The Netherlands

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Making Skin Stamps!

Sunday spent making an edition of 50 Skin stamp for No Frills Art's Altered States Artists Book