Fluxus Heidelberg Center BLOG


This FHC BLOG will contain an overview of all news we find and get in connection to Fluxus. Articles, publications, events, celebrations, Biographies, you name it. Every month the collection of the blog will be published on the FHC website as a digital archive

Monday, July 31, 2006

Walk arround the block....

The home-pet of Fluxus Heidelberg. Litsa Spathi is just taking it arround the block for a walk. They smile friendly into the camera-eyes of Ruud Janssen.

Say Cheese Performance

The performance "Say Cheese" was announced in the local Newspaper. Details are published in the overview of out performances on www.fluxusheidelberg.org

Minden - Germany

Performance by Fluxus Heidelberg in Minden - Germany . There exists also a video-recording of the performance.

Fluxus Bucks

Set of colour-laserprinted artistamps that were sent to our contacts. Text "Devided Ethereal Network" is by Litsa Spathi.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Some Poetry Tests

For the Fluxus Poetry I am constantly looking for new ways to play with letters. Here are a few samples of what I recently made.

Test Poem by Litsa Spathi (3) Posted by Picasa

Test Poem by Litsa Spathi (2) Posted by Picasa

Test Poem by Litsa Spathi Posted by Picasa

Portraits Fluxus Heidelberg

Stencil Cuts by Buz Blurr (USA) for Fluxus Heidelberg.

Another Variation

Variation of Logo FHC - version 16

The complete set of variations is published on the site of www.fluxusheidelberg.org in the form of a video-animation.

Fluxus Poetry


(c) October 2003 by Fluxus Heidelberg.

Defining Fluxus Poetry

People who read books can easily explain what Poetry is. A poem is different from a story or essay because of its form. In literature it is quite well defined what a poem is, what an essay is or what a novel is. And then there is the Visual Poetry. In this artform the writers/artists use letters and words to make visual images, some call it collages of texts, to make a message clear for the viewer. The roots of Visual Poetry lies in art-forms DaDa and Bauhaus on which already a lot has been published.

How Fluxus Poetry is produced by Fluxus Heidelberg

Litsa Spathi was working with Visual Poetry since the 1980s. Before that her poems were published in several publications (like the Anthology: "Hab gelernt durch Waende zu gehen" , ISBN 3-89244-064-6 , 1993). Litsa Spathi also collaborated with some important names in the field of Visual Poetry like Robin Crozier , Rea Nikonova , Serge Segay , Edgardo-Antonio Vigo , Guillermo Deisler and John M. Bennett. In the 1990s her works were published in magazines like PIPS , Edition YE, Mani-Art and Rampike. Also she illustrated several books with her graphic work. (more information in Litsa Spathi's Biography that is available online).
Fluxus Poetry is a new form where the Visual Poetry is integrated in the electronic world. Visual Poetry is normaly the end-result of a process. In Fluxus Poetry the build up of the Poem is visible as well. Normaly this can only be seen in a video-fragment or as a slideshow.
Within Fluxus Heidelberg Litsa Spathi writes her Visual Poetry and as a kind of Fluxus Performance. The poem is transferred into a Fluxus Poem which goes in these steps: Litsa Spathi has written a concept text and has visualized the concepts in several frames. together with Ruud Janssen she sits down behind a computer and they start to work together. With voice she instructs Ruud how to create the visual images. She discusses size of the letters, background-colours, rotations, colour of the letters, the design of the several frames. The endresult is a set of images that are saved on the computer. Ruud then arranges the electronic format to publish the Fluxus Poem on the internet. First publication is always on the www.fluxusheidelberg.org site. After publishing the Fluxus Poem the visitors of the site can see the result of the process by viewing the set of frames where they see how the Poem is realized. For Fluxus Performances these Fluxus Poems will be used as background or as leading line through the performance. As a final step the Fluxus Poem will be printed and integrated by Litsa Spathi into an Artist's Book. A nice example of a Fluxus Poem is: Where? (do you go to my lovely?), where in 7 frames a complete poem is shown.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Variations of LOGO

Variation of logo FHC - version 6 Posted by Picasa
Variation of Logo FHC - version 18 Posted by Picasa
Variation of logo FHC - version 10 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Certificate for State of Being, sent out 16-12-2003.

For Vittore Baroni - Italy

Sent to Vittore Baroni for his Fosgenia project. The booklet and potos taken with the booklet were published in his magazine. Stampwork by Litsa Spathi

Team Members

As Team Members for this Blog Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen are both invited today to publish on this blog.

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