Soon, very soon, the Flux Factory space at 38-38 43rd Street will be demolished. In anticipation of this event, we are turning the entirety of Flux Factory into a giant installation of itself.
For the past six years, Flux Factory has developed its gallery and aesthetics laboratory at our space in Long Island City. We have had scores of shows and many hundreds of artists have graced these halls. Now it must all be destroyed. Our entire block will be razed by the pitiless bulldozers of the MTA. Everything Must Go. Alas, such is the fate of all terrestrial things. So, to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, we’re inviting artists to transform all of Flux into one giant installation. An orgy of aesthetics that takes the whole building as its raw material. The stuff of Flux will be the subject for videos, sculptures, installations, and performances. There will be an ongoing garage sale featuring Flux ephemera you always wanted (or didn’t want) from Flux, a Best-Of Flux Thursday Salon performance, and other special surprises. There will be a live feed transmitting works by Flux Factory artists from around the globe, a Flux Factory lotto machine, a bedroom transformed into a golden shrine, an opera, and so very much more.
EVERYTHING MUST GO will not be Flux Factory’s last show ever. But it will be the last show we have at 38-38 43rd Street. Be a part of the little death!
For a list of participating artists, check www.fluxfactory.org after March 1.