NYC: Reflux Editions, 1981
12 x 9cm, two part plastic box (with plastic hinge) content of a long knotted piece of thick string made up of other strings tied so that there is no end and chaotically tangled.
This is attributed to “Jack Coke’s Farmer’s Co-Op” but this was a pseudonym for Paul Sharits and a group of farming students he taught at St. Cloud State College in the mid 60s.
Sharits sent a number of proposals to George Maciunas for consideration for Fluxboxes and apparently later forgot about them, one of those proposals was “Find the End” from 1967. Maciunas designed the cover label and put the box into production (the edition size is unknown). Sharits later said he thought the idea was that of the students but his involvement is obvious.
Later Barbara Moore of Bound and Unbound was left a number of the original boxes from Maciunas’ estate and she recreated many of the original Fluxboxes using that vintage material and replacing the missing elements with parts usually sourced from the same original manufacturer. This is one of the later Fluxboxes which is stamped “Reflux” on the bottom right front cover – again the limitation is unknown.
Very good condition. Reflux editions are now almost as difficult to find as the original boxes and this is one of the less known and encountered examples.