March 31 – May 5, 2012
In the spring of 2012, thirteen artists will create a site-specific installation and temporary consulate of Flux Factory titled The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux at Spanien 19C in Aarhus, Denmark. Constructing a miniature version of the Flux Factory space within the gallery, the artists will serve as Flux ambassadors on foreign soil, all the while inhabiting the space and performing “business as usual.”
The Infamous Outpost is intended to create broader cultural exchange between Flux Factory and the extended artistic, educational, and cultural communities of Aarhus and greater Denmark, exploring the nature of networking and mutual pedagogy. At Spanien 19C, Fluxers will construct memory-based facsimiles of Flux Factory’s communal and private spaces, inhabiting the installation as hyperbolic self portraits in a reconstruction of collective rituals. During open hours, they will perform as exaggerated versions of themselves, with meetings, educational programming, and participatory public events: a structure akin to role playing, improvisational performance, and the voyeuristic nature of reality television. This format provides viewers with the opportunity to actively engage the collective within the context of the performance. As emissaries, Fluxers will meet with local arts organizations, schools, and museums, to facilitate workshops, artist talks, and lectures that will broaden connections between cultural institutions around Aarhus, including the local Art Academy and Kunstskole Bifrost.
With the aim of connecting regional institutions to one another and New York City, The Infamous Outpost calls into question the authority of a foreign organization arriving with the intention of providing any form of authoritative insight into its methods of artistic production and practice.
Click here to see a video-a-day of our experiences in Aarhus, created by Flux Factory’s very own Jaime Iglehart.
Participating artists include past and present Flux Artists-in-Residence, Flux staff members, and friends of Flux: Adrian Owen, Alex Wolkowicz, Alex Young, Angela Washko, Christina Vassallo, Georgia Muenster, Ian Montgomery, Jaime Iglehart, Jean Barberis, Matthew-Robin Nye, Richard Nathaniel, Tom Watson, and Wieteke Heldens. This Flux Factory project is organized by Georgia Muenster & Matthew-Robin Nye and supported by DIVA.
March 15, 6pm
March 19, 10:30am
March 30, 8pm
March 31, 6-10:00pm
Gallery open hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
Every Thursday, March 15 – May 3, 8:30pm
April 11 & 19
April 16 & 23