SHIOMI Mieko
(1938-)

 

Born in Okayama Prefecture in 1938. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Musicology in 1961. During her studies, together with Kosugi Takehisa and others she formed “Group・Ongaku” and created tape music and improv performances. In 1963 she was introduced to Fluxus by Nam June Paik, and in the following year, went to New York by George Maciunas’ invitation. In 1965 she came up with the “Spatial Poem” series conducted through international mail, and held 9 events over 10 years. After pursuing the performance art that triggered the initial event, she settled on intermedia. Moved to Osaka in 1970. Since then, she has composed many pieces of chamber music focused on voice and words.

Her invitation to the Fluxus Festival in Venice in 1990 reignited relationships with European and American artists.
Participated in events like FLUXUS VIRUS in Cologne in 1992 and SeOUL NYmAX held by Jonas Mekas and Nam June Paik in New York in 1994; domestically, she planned performances like Fluxus Media Opera and Fluxus Trial, as well as collaborative visual poetry like Fluxus Balance. Held solo exhibitions at Donguy Gallery in Paris in 1995 and Hundertmark Gallery in Cologne in 1998. She also created several works and editions for group exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

Advocated the concept of “transmedia”, the expression of a single concept across differing mediums, at the “Intermedia/Transmedia” talk & performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 2012.

Aside from musical work and performances, Shiomi’s visual poetry, object poems, and other works are collected by many museums across the world. She currently works as an invited researcher at Kyoto City University of the Arts Archival Research Center.

 


"Piece for Fluxorchestra by Albert M. Fine "

1996
Cards
Plastic box size: 12x10x1.4cm
Paper box size: 14.6x11.7x2.5cm


"Flipbook <Disappearing Music for Face> Reflux Edition"

1960s/2002
Flipbook
Work size: 4x6.1x0.4cm
Case size: 10x6.5x2.1cm
Edition A: 41 photos
Edition B: 39 photos
Performance: Yoko Ono 
Photograph: Peter Moore
Ed.79
Signed on back of case

 

 


"Fluxus Suite"

2002
CD + partial score
25x18x1cm 
Ed. 12
Signed


"Fluxus Balance Version 1995"

1995
Work size: 32x22.7cm
Box size: 35x26x5.5cm
Ed.VI/X
Signed and numbered


"Bottled Music #14 Dream Inducer"

1993/2013
Bottle size: 5.5x5.5x8cm   
Box size: 7.5x6.5x8.5cm
Ed. 12
Signed and numbered  

 


"Bottled Music #12 Sonic Palindrome"

1993/2013
Bottle size: 5.5x5.5x8cm   
Tray size: 13x6x1.4cm 
Box size: 14.5x8.5x8.5cm
Ed. 12  
Signed and numbered  


"Bottled Music #10 Time-Capsule"

1993/2013
Bottle size: 5.5x5.5x8cm 
Box size: 7.5x6.5x8.5cm
Ed. 12
Signed and numbered  


"Bottled Music #9 Ready to Blend Expressions "

1993/2013
Bottle size: 4x4x9.5cm 
Box size: 12.5x6x5cm
Ed. 12 
Signed and numbered    

 


"Bottled Music Selection 3"

1993/2013
A copy of the pamphlet for Sound Object Exhibiton and a local newspaper clipping is also included 
Bottle height: 8~10cm 
Box size: 24x18x11cm
Ed. 1
Each bottle signed and numbered 


"FLUXFAX"

1994
Bag size: 43x36x7cm
Ed.91/99
For preservation, the bag comes inside a light felt bag
Bag is signed
SOLD


"Invitation to FLUXUS VIRUS"

1992
Folded invitation size: 19x9.5cm
Signed

 


"Requiem for George Maciunas"

1990
Set of casette tape and sheet music
Set size: 18x12cm
Signed on sheet music


"fluxorchestra at carnegie recital hall sept. 25 8pm 1965"

1965
Single side printing on light moss green paper
Size: 43.2x30cm
Comes with signed postcard


"FLUXUS (Its Historical Development and Relationship to Avant-Garde Movement)"

1960's
Single side printing on vermillion christmas 
Size: 43x14.3cm 
Comes with signed postcard

 


"LY 1961"

1961
Size: 9x9x0.3cm
Signed on homage card


"A FLUXGAME"

1969
Box size: 12x10x1.4cm  
Size of protective paper box: 14.5x11.7x2.5cm
Comes with signed postcard


"Invitations to Spatial Poem"

1965/2020
33x24x1cm
Ed.23
Signed and numbered

 


"Water Music"

1964/2019
Glass bottle (blue label, white label)
Bottle size:
4x4x10.5cm
Paper box size:
13.5x6.5x5cm
Ed.10
Both labels signed and numbered


"Ekstra Bladet (extra edition)"

1963
Double sided printing on paper
(Rolled, comes in paper box)

Size: 115x21cm


"Fluxus Preview Review"

1963
Double sided printing on paper
(Rolled, comes in paper box)
Size: 166x10cm

 


"FLUXFEST SALE"

1967
Double sided printing on white paper
Size: 56x43.2cm


"Fluxus Vaudeville Tournament"

1965
Double sided printing on light moss green paper
Size: 86.4x56cm


"Fluxshop & Mail Order Warehouse – Perpetual Fluxfest – Fluxus Vacuum Trapezoid – Science"

1965
Double sided printing on brown paper
Page size:
43.2x56cm  
Unfolded size:
86.4x56cm 

 


"Bottled Music Selection 1"

1993-2013
Mixed media
Bottle height: 8~10cm
Box size: 24×18×11cm
Signed and numbered
SOLD


"Assorted Spices for Dinner & Daydreams"

1995
Mixed media
Bottle height: 16.2cm
Box size: 21.5×13×9cm
Ed.12
Signed and numbered


"Grappa Fluxus"

1995
Mixed media
Bottle height: 28cm/30.5cm
Ed.4
Signed and numbered

 


"Ultimate Music No1~No.6"

2004
Set of 6 visual poems
Sheet size: 29.7×21.0cm
Ed.46
Signed and numbered


"TIME LABYRINTH"

1994
Silkscreen
Sheet size: 30.5×21.5cm
Ed.10
Signed and numbered


"Endless Music"

1997 
Published: Stamp Art Gallery
Box size: 18×14.5×3.5cm
Ed.50 
Signed
SOLD

 


"Endless Box"

1963/2011 
Open edition
Wooden box size: 16×16×9cm 
Signed


"An Incidental Story on the Day of a Solar Eclipse #1, #2, #3"
"An Incidental Story on the Night of a Lunar Eclipse #1, #2, #3"

2008/2019
Case size: 38×27×7cm
Ed. 6
Signed and numbered


"Events & Games"

2005
Published: Gallery 360
Box size: 17×14×5cm
Ed. 80
Signed and numbered

 

◆Books・Catalogues

524- Fluxus Balance

1993
33 x 24 x 1cm

This was the second postal mail work following Special Poem. This was planned for the canceled Fluxus Festival that was supposed to be held in Madrid in 1992. This portfolio version is what was published and mailed to the participants.



◆488 - A FLUXATLAS

1982

19.0×21.6

The announcement for Special Poem No. 2 designed into a map by George Maciunas and named Flux Atlas. Ed. 500, signed and numbered on the back. Text in English.


◆487 - SPATIAL POEM(Self published)

1976 

21.0×27.3

Signed limited edition.
Text in English.


◆470 - Shiomi Mieko『Collection of Performances  50 some years of Fluxus』 Signed book

2017

21.4x18.2cm
59P

A record of 45 performance works

 


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