Belgium: Luc Fierens, 1987 – 2013
Uniformly 15 x 10cm, 16pp b/w mostly xeroxed pages, a complete run of 100 booklets plus one out of series booklet (Sehnsucht) 1991.
Feren’s committed series of small edition booklets have continued the Fluxus (and mail art) spirit throughout the late 80s and 90s – each is illustrated with original contributions throughout from Ferens and others – in fact most are joint productions between the publisher and a single artist.
Notable amongst the run is Nr 14 – the ‘AFTER FLUXUS’ issue by Ken Friedman – which contains the text “THERE/WAS/SOMETHING BEFORE/FLUXUS/AND/THERE/WILL/BE/SOMETHING/AFTER” with one word for each page. Friedman’s text was a reaction to Brecht’s proposition that “Fluxus has fluxed”
Other booklets have original contributions by Robin Crozier (15) Don Boyd (24), Jurgen Olbrich (35). This complete set (as of 2001) has every copy (unusually) signed by the publisher and Fluxus artist Ferens.
The booklets are all in VG condition but the staples on the first 47 numbers have rusted heavily (poor quality of metal). The first 47 are also signed by Fierens.
Priced to reflect this flaw in the staples.