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).
This Fluxkit is Events by Robert Watts. The box contains 71 instruction cards and one set of postage stamps. In 1961, Watts designed a perforated sheet of stamps with popular and erotic imagery, which has become the first example that incorporated postage stamps within the context of art. The most well-known is Fluxpost/17-17, the fourth set made up of 100 postage stamps. Watts’ stamp sets were often included in a Fluxkit, in whole or in part.
1 plastic box, 71 instruction cards, 1 set of postage stamps