Fluxus 1 is a signature example of George Maciunas’s incorporation of objects into his publications, moving beyond the traditional format of a magazine or book. Envelopes serving as pages contain works by various artists, interspersed with scores and performance documentation, all bound with detachable metal bolts and housed in a mailing crate. This was the first of seven yearboxes Maciunas hoped to release to represent the activity of Fluxus artists in specific geographic regions. Boxes for the United States, Japan, France, Germany, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe were announced, with the initial release to take place at the Wiesbaden Fluxus festival in September 1962. Fluxus 1 was eventually released in 1964–65, after delays, and it represents an international group of artists rather than a single region.
Selected pages can be viewed in this slideshow.