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Spatial poem

Spatial Poem

Publisher

Mieko Shiomi, Osaka

Language

This artist’s book documents nine “global events,” called Spatial Poems, performed by Shiomi Mieko and her international network of friends and colleagues between 1965 and 1975. Shiomi began each event by sending through the post a simple, poetic instruction such as “open something which is closed” or “observe the natural phenomenon that something is going to disappear.” Spatial Poem records and maps the interpretive responses that Shiomi received from participants in each event. The project is an excellent introduction to Shiomi’s artistic practice and to the contributions made by Fluxus artists to the field of mail art.

For selected pages from the 1976 booklet Spatial Poem and related material from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, see the Spatial Poems at MoMA feature.

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