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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26474
People
Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Japanese (born 1938)
Designed by George Maciunas, American (Kaunas, Lithuania 1931 - 1978 Boston, MA)
Published by Fluxus, American
Title
Spatial Poem No. 3: A Fluxcalender [sic]
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple
Date
1968
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/29322
Location
Level 1, Room 1100, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Sixties Experiment/Multiple Strategies
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Loose printed sheets, leather, metal bolts
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
18.5 x 12.6 x 2.5 cm (7 5/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 in.)
Provenance
Barbara Moore, Bound/Unbound, New York, New York, partial gift partial purchase; to Harvard University Art Museums, June 28, 2005.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
S. >412.I
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection, Margaret Fisher Fund and gift of Barbara Moore/Bound & Unbound
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
M26474
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This Fluxus edition documents one of Shiomi's worldwide mail art events. Described as a "falling event", Shiomi mailed each participant the following instructions: "the phenomenon of a fall is actually a segment of a movement towards the center of the earth. This very moment countless objects are falling. Let's take part in this centripetal event." Maciunas designed the edition in the form of a calendar with pages loosely attached with bolts so that the sheets would continue to fall off.
Exhibition History

Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2007 - 06/10/2007

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/10/2019 - 10/31/2021

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