Radio Fluxus: Stories from the Fluxus Archives is a podcast series that features our conversations with scholars, artists, curators, conservators, researchers and Fluxus enthusiasts. In these conversations, the interviewees are encouraged to tell their stories about one specific Fluxus artwork and to share their views on its use and potential activation. The protagonists of these stories are artworks.
The project aims to explore alternative ways of experiencing intermedia art and to understand how storytelling can contribute to the way we appreciate Fluxus’s legacy. What does storytelling tell us about how Fluxus lives on and is continued in people’s minds and memories? How do we remember, and how does what we recall change the work which left traces in memory? What does it mean to activate Fluxus by telling a story?
Our interviewees have the freedom to propose a work they wish to speak about. Each episode commences with a description of the concept of the selected work, along with its material manifestations. This description is followed by the account of the narrator’s personal memories of dealing with the work. The episode concludes with their ideas related to the work’s use and activation.
You can listen to the podcast directly on this website or subscribe to it on Spotify.
Episode 1: ‘Hooked’ (1980) by Ben Patterson
This episode features Benjamin Patterson’s work Hooked (1980) from the collection of Getty Research Institute, acquired in 1985 as a part of Jean Brown Archive. Formally, Hooked is a fishing tackle box that contains several found, similarly unrelated objects adorned with either hooks or lures. One of the items included inside the box was a…
As a soundbed this podcast uses Bio Unit – Fidget Spinner and Xylo-Ziko – Rainbow by Simon Mathewson which is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.