Page Not Found welcomes you to a talk by Marc Fischer, as part of the cycle 'Solitary Solidarity'.
The Chicago-based artist and zine-maker will present his recent projects such as the publication Quaranzine, a one-page zine published as a daily response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the artist-in-residence program The Courtroom Artist Residency. The evening will also include a conversation between Fischer and Hamja Ahsan.
The cycle Solitary Solidarity, curated by activist, artist and writer Hamja Ahsan, centers on strategies of surviving isolation through publishing practices. This program in three acts centers on a consideration of solitary confinement through the prison system, psychiatric care and quarantine, and inquires how we can learn from each other while placed under different restraints.
Marc Fischer is the administrator of Public Collectors, an initiative he formed in 2007. Public Collectors’ work includes Quaranzine, which produced 100 single page publications with over 75 collaborators at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Collectors also initiated the Courtroom Artist Residency. For this project Fischer brought artists to observe the Criminal Court in Chicago followed by a discussion over a meal at Taqueria El Milagro in Chicago’s Little Village neighbourhood. The conversations were turned into a publication series: The Courtroom Artist Residency Report.
This event will take place in the project space of Page Not Found, where a number of issues of Quaranzine will be physically displayed. Marc Fischer and Hamja Ahsan will both join the evening via video call.
This is a free event. Registration is required.