Joris Van de Moortel's 'Bomb Culture' (2019)
|Collage featuring The Wire text from Allen Fisher's 'SPUTTOR' (2014)|
In 2014, the poet Allen Fisher published an art-poetry book titled 'SPUTTOR', containing pasted-in and cut-up texts. It began as a modified copy of a 1986 book called 'Space Shuttle Story' (all letters other than SP-UTT-OR excised from the cover) by Andrew Wilson (no relation to me). Allen Fisher had included some lines from my Wire magazine feature on Daphne Oram - 'The Woman from New Atlantis' - from the August 2011 issue. It's fascinating to find two texts I've supplied for the same magazine ending up as raw material in distinctly different works: Van de Moortel's and Fisher's. I don't actually write for The Wire very often, so maybe The Wire is funnelled into artwork more often than we might expect? This also summoned thoughts on whether this is indicative of a specific sensibility that The Wire attracts or fosters.
|J. Carrington Sellars' 'Chemistianity' (1873)|
A Dubious Pilgrimage', published by Hopper and Fuchs / Galerie Nathalie Obadia.