Closed on Mondays, A Fluxgame
Following the idea of the ‘Fluxkit’ that George Maciunas conceived in 1964, Fluxus artists produced multiple editions of kits encompassing a selection of miscellaneous objects and paper as graphic scores for the user to read or manipulate, as with interactive games. The kits were packed together in a small attaché case for sale, which was first advertised in the fourth Fluxus newspaper, FLuxus cc fiVe ThReE that also contained Nam June Paik’s essay, Afterlude to the Exposition of Experimental Television (1964).
Closed on Mondays, A Fluxgame is by George Brecht. The box is firmly glued so that the lid does not open. Maciunas designed the black and white image on the top; a photograph of five children gathered in front of two large double doors, playing and doodling on the ground. The title appears as part of the graffiti on the doors that reads, “Closed on Mondays, A Fluxgame, by George Brecht.”
1 plastic box