Spatial Poem No. 1 / Word Event

Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Japanese, born 1938


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original 1965; artist's edition 1980

World map on white board, map drawn with black marker or pen, small printed flags, and straight pins

Edition made by Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Osaka, 1980

Overall: 13 × 18 1/16 × 7/8 in. (33 × 45.8 × 2.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


SPATIAL POEM No. 1 / word event / by Chieko Shiomi / This event was done through March, / April and May, 1965. Some of the / words already might not be at the / place described, some might change / its place in the near future, or some / might stay there for a long time from / now....some flags being monuments. / ....some still indicating the real place.

Course History

FILM 48, SART 17, New Media Theory & Practice, Mary Flanagan, Winter 2012

PHIL 23, The Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2014

PHIL 23, Art and Aesthetics, John Kulvicki, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Fluxibit, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 4-May 10, 1992.

Sculpture and Sculptor's Drawings, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, SArt 16, 21, and 73, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 20-October 7, 1996.

Publication History

Barbara Moore, ReFlux Editions, 351 West 30 St., New York, Catalogue no. 3, Fall 1988, no. 18/20.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.139, no.112.


Bound & Unbound, New York; sold to present collection, 1989.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, New York, 1988, p. 479-481, no. 410.1.

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