Fluxus -- like us?


Fluxus is a relatively modern creative movement I won't even attempt to describe. You can find more information about it here here and here. Though it deliberately eschews definition so as to accommodate cultural stimuli, some principles are as follows:

1. Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.
2. Fluxus is intermedia. Fluxus creators like to to see what happens when different media intersect.
3. Fluxus creators like to mix things up. They use found and everyday objects, sounds, images, and texts to create new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts.
4. Fluxus should be simple. The art is small, the texts are short, and the performances are brief.
5. Fluxus should be fun. If it isn't fun, it isn't Fluxus.
Also ...
the unity of art and life,
presence in time, and
A common question re: Fluxus is its status / vitality / relevance. Is Fluxus dead? Is it alive? And it seems, like the Dadaists before them, isn't that question the whole point?

Antique Game Restoration


In a small antique store in southern Missouri, I ran across some old "entertainment devices" under a tarp in their storage barn. The store owner practically gave them to me (since all of them have heavy damage and significant wear). Ive tried to research the games to find a maker, but the only marks on machines is the name "ModernMarvels." This hasnt yet let me to a manufacturer or even a date of creation (I have no idea how old these really are). As time allows, Ill try and restore these back to a usable form as best I can. After 2 months, I have restored one of the Plinko style machines (finding old parts that are "similar" is time consuming and not an inexpensive enterprise).

Hopefully I will have time to disassemble, reverse engineer and restore one of the larger games soon.

Nathanukah 2007


I hope you will join me gentlemen...