Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Carla Liss | Sacrament Fluxkit

Carla Liss
Sacrament Fluxkit
New York City, USA: Fluxus, [circa 1969 - 1976]
White plastic box with offset-printed label, ten labeled glass vials of liquid
9.3 x 12 x 2.5 cm (variation: 6.7 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm )
Label designed by George Maciunas

Plastic box with a George Maciunas designed label, housing vials of water of varying hues labeled "well," "faucet," "pool," "rain," "brook," "lake," "snow," "river" and "sea". The vials originally contained cortisone, which Maciunas injected to control his asthma. Several versions of the Sacrament Fluxkit were advertised in Fluxus newsletters and price lists, varying from $6 to $30, and including a wooden box containing test-tubes housing "water from many sources".

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