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A collection of small artists' books
dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
or any work combining text and visual arts
in the spirit of dada or fluxus.

"Franticham's Fluxus Island"
December 2009 - 40 pages - A6

A6 format (10.5x15 cm / 4 x 6") - 40 pages
hardcover, thread and quarter cloth binding
laser printing on ivory paper.
price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling

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or subscribe to the collection
and receive each book with invoice.

This is a small book version of a Fluxus box edition
we made in summer 2009.
The original version contained 22 silk screen prints
and various objects in a wooden box with compartiments.
Franticham's prints were made "à la manière de" John Cage,
George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth,
Robert Filliou, Ken Friedman, Daniel Spoerri, Joseph Beuys,
George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Nam June Paik,
Ben Vautier ...

Why Fluxus Island?
Franticham (Francis Van Maele and Antic-Ham) live on an island on the west coast of Ireland.
This edition was made in their studios overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
George Maciunas' dream was to purchase an island and have
all fluxus members working and performing there.
Here is the island he was looking for .. in the Europe he liked,
and geographically the nearest one to his hometown New York.


Francis Van Maele
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland