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).
Flux Reliquary is by Geoffrey Hendricks. The box is divided into seven sections and contains pseudo-religious objects and their identification labels. The items include the nib of a truncated ballpoint pen, a coil of blue electronic wire, human fingernail clippings in a capsule, dried excrement in a square plastic box, a small pebble in a capsule, small brass nails in a capsule, and a fragment of melted yellow plastic. The labels illustrate the following: 1. Pen used by Theodore of Mopsuestia to write his Nestorian errors, 2. Fragment of rope by which Judas Iscariot hung himself, 3. Finer-nails of Monophysitists cut at the Council of Chalcedon, 4. Holy shit from diners of the Last Supper, 5. The final stone that killed St. James the Less, 6. Nails from the cross of St. Andrew, 7. Sweat of Lucifer from the heat of Hell.
1 plastic box, several objects