Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

FLUX LAB - An exploration of Fluxus History, Contemporary Practice and Creative Expression


led by: Jeff Rathermel
dates: 4-8 August 2014
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
This course has finished and will run again in the summer of 2015

Images from the course

Feedback from this years delegates:

"Amazing! - brilliant pre-planning and formal elements with the space to experiment"

"Jeff was a fantastic, enthusiastic tutor. Very good at relating his skills anf knowledge"

"The whole course was such an enjoyable experience - I learnt new skills and produced a raft of new work. Great teaching methods"


In the 1960s, George Maciunas urged a small group of artists to purge the world of bourgeois sickness and dead art. The result was Fluxus, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be.  Rathermel’s workshop will be an exploration of interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive.  This course will involve the artistic possibilities of recycled materials, simple publication production, hands-on exercises to generate content, multiples, ready-mades, collaborative editions, and performance scores. The history of Fluxus and its founding principles will serve as an underpinning for all activities and projects.  Work of contemporary artists working in the spirit of Fluxus will also be discussed. The workshop will end with the quintessential Fluxus celebration: a Happening!

Course Tutor
Jeff Rathermel is the Executive Director at Minnesota Center for Books Arts and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College. Trained professionally as a printmaker, hand papermaker and book artist, he has exhibited his work internationally and has curated numerous book art exhibitions both locally and nationally. His prints and artist's books incorporate a variety of print techniques, often including sculptural handmade paper elements. 

Maximum 8 participants