Mieko Shiomi


21 Jul 22 — 25 Sep 22

Hartmut Rekort, Fluxus-International Festival of New Music, 1962 © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Archiv Sohm

Hurdles, but also opportunities to maintain contacts, to network and to interact with the private and professional environment, characterized the everyday life of many people in the past pandemic years. "Social distancing", or rather "physical distancing", determined togetherness and increased the use of social media or various video conferencing providers. The 60th anniversary of the Fluxus art movement, whose main protagonists performed in the lecture hall of the Wiesbaden Museum in September 1962 as part of the Fluxus International Festival of New Music, is worth looking back at in this context — but also forward.

For as early as 1965, the Japanese artist Mieko Shiomi, now 84 years old, initiated an art action with her conceptual work "Spatial Poem" (1965—1975), which, in the Fluxus environment and in direct exchange with prominent representatives, clarified the dimensions of playful interaction across a spatial distance — overlaps with parallel developments of Mail Art, or even with the later development of Net Art, which emancipated itself from it, are not excluded!

Integrated into the city-wide prelude "FLUXUS SEX TIES" to the Art Summer 2023, a bridge is thus built and at the same time the question is raised as to how the Fluxus efforts (can) manifest themselves under today's parameters and which principles of the art movement have not lost their topicality even sixty years later.



24 Sep 22, 6 p.m., Lecture Hall.
"Judy Dunaway. Balloon Music. Solo Works."

Sound artist Judy Dunaway is the world's most distinguished specialist in balloons as sound generators. For more than 30 years she has been developing and performing balloon music — as part of a feminist artistic practice. To be experienced is the presentation of solo compositions and improvisations for latex balloons as a concert in which her body becomes a unity with the balloon. A special part of the program will be the performance of her "Balloon Symphony No. 1" with the participation of the audience as well as the composition "Solo for Balloons" by George Maciunas from 1963.

Organizer: Wiesbaden Cultural Office in cooperation with the KunsthausKuratorium

25 Sep 22, from 2 pm, Museum Wiesbaden
AdHoc as guest at the Museum Wiesbaden

In the Wiesbaden Museum, the artist collective "AdHoc" stages intermediales, based on the scores of the well-known Fluxus artist. First stop is the lecture hall of the museum, where visitors can expect interactive installations for the playful implementation of the given instructions for action. From here, in performative actions, together with the audience, Shiomi Fluxus will be experienced and distributed in the urban space and, of course, at the city festival. And whoever can, should go to the museum bathroom again — What was Fluxus again? AdHoc collective come together: Sonja Bender, Mario Krichbaum, Verena Schmidt and N. N.

Organizer: GODOT  and Museum Wiesbaden


Sep 22

Wed 07
12:15 —12:35

Zwischen Kontakt und Kooperation. 60 Jahre Fluxus

Mit Jana Dennhard, M.A.
Jeden Mittwoch um 12:15 Uhr bieten die Fachwissenschaftler*innen des Museums Wiesbaden eine Kurzführung entweder in den Kunstsammlungen oder der Naturhistorischen Sammlung an.
3,— Euro, inkl. Eintritt Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt
Sat 24
18:00 —19:30

Judy Dunaway – Balloon Music / Soloworks

Die Klangkünstlerin Judy Dunaway ist die weltweit profilierteste Spezialistin für Luftballons als Klangerzeuger. Seit mehr als 30 Jahren entwickelt und performt sie — als Teil einer feministischen künstlerischen Praxis — Ballonmusiken. Zu erleben ist die Präsentation von Solokompositionen und –improvisationen für Latexballons als ein Konzert, in dem ihr Körper zur Einheit mit dem Ballon wird. Ein besonderer Teil des Programms wird die Aufführung ihrer „Balloon Symphony No. 1“ unter Beteiligung des Publikums sowie der Komposition „Solo for Balloons“ von George Maciunas aus dem Jahr 1963 sein.
Sun 25
14:00 —16:00

AdHoc zu Gast im Museum Wiesbaden

Mit Sonja Bender, Mario Krichbaum, Verena Schmidt und N. N.
Im Wiesbadener Museum inszeniert das Künstlerkollektiv „AdHoc“ Intermediales, basierend auf den Scores der bekannten Fluxuskünstlerin. Erste Station ist der Vortragssaal des Museums, wo die Besucherinnen und Besucher interaktive Installationen zur spielerischen Umsetzung der vorgegebenen Handlungsanweisungen erwarten. Von hier ausgehend wird in performativen Aktionen, gemeinsam mit dem Publikum, Shiomi-Fluxus im Stadtraum und natürlich auch auf dem Stadtfest erlebt und verteilt. Und wer kann, sollte nochmal aufs Museumsklo — Was war nochmal Fluxus? AdHoc-Kollektiv kommen zusammen: Sonja Bender, Mario Krichbaum, Verena Schmidt und N. N.

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