The Allen Fisher Companion

Robert Hampson, cris cheek, Will Rowe, Pierre Joris, Redell Olsen, Steven Hitchins, Will Montgomery, Robert Sheppard, Scott Thurston, Clive Bush, Calum Hazell, Paige Mitchell, Shamoon Zamir, Karen Mac Cormack, Rob Holloway, Marjorie Welish

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This edited collection if essays covers Fisher's career from his involvement with Fluxus in the 1960s through to Sputtor (2014). The essays discuss Fisher's relations to Fluxus and the documentary; the large-scale poem as a heuristic device and 'practice of knowledge'; the important topic of health in Fisher's work; his engagement with Brixton as a 'sounded space' and with fractals as a way of negotiating the discontinuity of everyday life; compositional procedures and political implications; collage, quotation and poetic knowledge. The essays cover his performance work, poetry, and art practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwindon
Number of pages301
ISBN (Print)978-1-84861-624-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • Allen Fisher
  • place
  • Fluxus
  • Fluxshoe
  • performance
  • documentary
  • long poem
  • health
  • Brixton
  • Brixton Fractals
  • fractals
  • sounded space
  • Gravity as a Consequence of Shape
  • Sputtor
  • Collage
  • catastrophe
  • civic duty
  • crowd out
  • damage
  • decoherence
  • energy
  • mapping
  • memory
  • perception
  • poetics
  • space-time
  • transformation
  • violence

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