After reacquainting myself with the Fluxus group and delving deeper into the easthetic work of Tomas Schmit (specifically his drawings), I couldn’t help but be inspired to create my own “thing,” as he called his drawings. I mean, after acquiring the knowledge that the Fluxus artists worked with extremely reduced means to create things that were, in the words of Schmit, “as simple, concrete, FORMFREE as ever before,” what did you expect a minimalist fanatic like myself would do?

So, here’s my “thing,” previously published in issue 61 of Otoliths:

And while we’re on the subject of visual art: a beautiful book I’m presently reading and would highly recomend to everyone is Tomas Schmit (Bilingual edition): making things: drawing action language 1970-2006, edited by Jenny Graser, in collaboration with Barbara Wien. Be sure to check it out! I promise you won’t regret it.

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Elmedin Kadric is a minimalist haiku poet writing out of Helsingborg, Sweden. His first full-length collection, buying time (2017), was awarded second place at the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for excellence in haiku poetry.

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