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From Fischer: While preparing to move out of my Chicago apartment for the first time in 14 years, I unearthed many extra copies of ephemera from various projects over the past 14 years or so. The oldest item dates back to 1995, before I became part of the group Temporary Services. There are things I made on my own, uncirculated materials from exhibitions I took part in and items from collaborations with others, outside of Temporary Services. I have collated these materials into six identical sets. Every set is the same, and will come packaged in a legal size plastic folio. This is the same way that I store my own archives of other artists' work when I have enough objects by a person or group to justify giving them their own file. Only a couple of the objects in this folio are sold separately through Half Letter Press and most of these items will not be offered again once these six copies sell.

Scroll to the end of this listing to see additional photos. The epic list of the contents, listed in no particular order, is as follows:


Publications, Folded Posters, Flyers, Booklets, Tracts, and Postcards

Traces of a Death
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer,1998
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 8.5" X 7"
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopy on cardstock
Color: full color
Edition size: 50
ISBN: none

Early artist book comprised of 40 successive tracings – each a tracing of the previous tracing, of a difficult photograph. The book begins with the most abstract (last) drawing and gets increasingly coherent, ending with the original photo that was the tracing source. Morbid.

Doppelganger
By: Northern Illinois University Art Museum Gallery in Chicago
Chicago: Northern Illinois University, 2001
Pages: 8
Dimensions: 8.5" X 11"
Cover: black
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: full color offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Fischer was included in this exhibition with a large collection of objects used as bookmarks that were found inside library books. These included coupons, bus transfers, photographs, garbage twist ties, shopping receipts and varied bits of paper. An early effort to present collecting as a creative practice unto itself - something that ultimately led to forming the project Public Collectors (www.publiccollectors.org)

Found Bookmarks
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 2001
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 8.5" X 5.5"
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopy
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Free booklet that accompanied the collection in the exhibition "Doppelganger". Features several found texts about objects found in books, drawings of found bookmarks and scans of some of the bookmarks that were in the collection.

Photo File Binder Archive Version 1
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 2001
Pages: 8
Dimensions: 8.5" X 5.5"
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopy
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

The booklet is a dense collection of written descriptions of 170 images that were included in a binder filled with Photo comparisons. Many of the images were particularly unpleasant - which one gets a sense of from the text, but no images are reproduced whatsoever. The free booklet originally accompanied presentations of the binder.

Remix
By: Curated by Spill Momentum (Kevin Kaempf and Lora Lode)
Chicago: I Space, 2000?
Pages: 1 (folded one-sided poster)
Dimensions: 11" X 17" unfolded
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Poster from an exhibition that included Marc Fischer in collaboration with Matti Allison

At The Edge
By: Gallery 400
Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago
Pages: 2 (folded 2 sided poster)
Dimensions: 11" X 17" unfolded
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Poster promoting the At The Edge exhibition series which opened with an exhibition by Marc Fischer.

Visits to the Picture Collection and a Meeting with Librarian Margarete Gross
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 2003
Pages: 16
Dimensions: 8.5" X 5.5"
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopied
Color: Black
Edition size: approximately 200 copies
ISBN: none

This booklet includes images and an essay about the collection of clipped photos at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago - one of the last circulating collections of its kind. For many years one of librarian Margarete Gross' main jobs was to cut out and file photos for the collection. The essay details many of her concerns. Also included is a list of favorite photo collection subject headings. Photos of Drunkenness, Magicians or Toilet Articles anyone? This booklet was made in conjunction with the exhibition "Operation Human Intelligence" at the Hyde Park Art Center, which included Fischer's own collection of clipped photos.

13 Spots on the Map
By: Marc Fischer and Melinda Fries
Chicago: Self-Published, 2003
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5" with a fold out cover
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopied
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown (approximately 200 copies)
ISBN: none

This is a booklet from a collaboration where Fischer and Fries selected 13 locations around the Lake street meat packing area (since renamed "West Loop Gate" by developers). The locations were described on a series of painted banners presented with a project called The Roof, located on the roof of an apartment with access, and the booklet was distributed from a dispenser on the ground. The booklet includes a map of the area and polaroids of the various places and phenomena that were selected for viewing consideration.

Mess Halloween Playlists (2 sheets)
By: Marc Fischer and Anthony Elms
Chicago: Self-Published, 2004
Pages: 2 loose sheets
Dimensions: Approx. 8.5" X 5.5" each
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: Photocopied
Color: Black
Edition size: Approximately 50 copies
ISBN: none

In 2004, for Halloween at Mess Hall – an experimental cultural center in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, Fischer and Elms screened the movies "Evil Dead" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". They turned off the sound and replaced the audio with a soundtrack of their own choosing. Each of these two playlists lists the sequence of artists and songs that were included alongside each film.

Suppressed Films of the 1980's Part II: Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 2006
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 8" X 11"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: Photocopy
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Photocopied flyer on grape Kool Aid colored paper designed by Fischer for a film event that he organized at Mess Hall in Chicago.

Captive Audience
By Marc Fischer
Chicago, IL: Gallery 400, 2007
Pages: 4
Dimensions: 9" x 12"
Cover: soft
Binding: folded
Process: offset
Color: color
Edition Size: unknown
ISBN: None

Brochure from a 2007 exhibition at Gallery 400 in Chicago curated by Fischer.

"...Captive Audience presents art, social initiatives, correspondence, and cultural objects that allow viewers to contemplate our relationship with prisons and prisoners in nuanced, reflective and imaginative ways."

The show included Angelo (author of Prisoners' Inventions), Chicago County Fair, Friends Beyond The Wall, Prison products designed for inmate use, LJ Reynolds, Phonograph records recorded by inmates and/or in prisons, Robert Stroud ("The Birdman of Alcatraz"), David F. Stephanie Diamond, Risk-Takers Ltd., Lucky Pierre, Mary Patten, S.O. Work Group, Prison Blues, and Stop Prisoner Rape. A color image and short text is included for every component of the exhibition (except S.O. Work Group - which lacks an image). A ton of information jammed into 4 pages!

Captive Audience
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Pages: 2 (folded 2-sided poster)
Dimensions: 11" X 17" unfolded
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

This poster lists events that happened in conjunction with the exhibit, as well as descriptions of films and videos that were screened in a parallel program curated by Ben Russell.

David F. - 3 Letters and 1 Excerpt of a Letter From Prison
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 2007
Pages: 16
Dimensions: 8.5 X 11
Cover: Soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopy
Color: Black ink with hand colored red ink detail on the front cover
Edition size: approximately 150 copies
ISBN: none

This booklet contains letters and excerpts from letters written to Fischer by a prisoner identified as David F. during their brief correspondence in the 1990s. The letters describe David's harsh views of his fellow inmates and the prison system in general, his unflinching analysis of his own psychology and criminality, and his techniques for scamming women through the mail, among other topics. Difficult reading at times but these letters present insights that feel honest and are not easily accessed in other prison writings. David F. died in 1999. The cause of death is unknown but David also wrote about his intention of killing himself before the year 2000 (if he didn't escape first). He wanted to cut short his physical deterioration in prison (and the potential victimization that could happen from other prisoners), given that he would spend the rest of his life there. This booklet was originally included in the exhibit "Captive Audience".

Stash
By Marc Fischer and Nance Klehm
Chicago, IL: Marc Fischer and Nance Klehm, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 2006
Pages: 2
Dimensions: 11" x 17" unfolded
Cover: soft
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: color
Edition Size: unknown
ISBN: none

Stash was a collaborative project by Marc Fischer and Nance Klehm that was staged in two parts. The first part consisted of a public exhibition of the project components along with supplemental photos at the Lawton Gallery at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The second part was the quiet outdoor dispersal of the project throughout public spaces in Chicago; the objects were be scattered in unannounced locations, without permission. At that point, their use, removal or destruction was determined by the passersby, neighbors, city workers and tenants who encounter these objects.

Stash consisted of ten hand-made objects whose forms mimic or draw influence from common outdoor urban fixtures that we observed in the Chicago landscape. These forms included: metal and concrete poles and other protectors that prevent cars from hitting the corners of buildings, sand bags, electrical and telephone utility boxes, flower planters, wooden boxes that cover unfinished electrical ground fixtures, large rocks that are placed in traffic islands and driveways as barriers or decorations, and mysterious remnants of once functional fixtures that remain in situ.

The poster for Stash includes research photos of the types of objects that the artists mimicked, a text by Fischer and Klehm and photos of some of the objects they placed around Chicago after the gallery exhibition closed. This is the folded brochure version of the poster.

Records - Collection Inventory of Marc Fischer, Chicago, IL. USA
By: Public Collectors
Chicago: Public Collectors, 2007
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 8.5" X 5.5"
Cover: soft
Binding: Staple-bound
Process: Photocopy
Color: Black
Edition size: approximately 150 copies
ISBN: none

In 2007 Fischer initiated the project Public Collectors. This booklet, the first in a series of collection inventories, lists every record in Fischer's collection as of August 29, 2007. Naturally the collection has grown a lot since then but this massive list gives a clear sense of the kind of material that is available for those who would like to visit and listen to something.

Promotional Postcard: 2nd version (yellow)
By: Public Collectors
Chicago: Public Collectors, 2009
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Color: Color
Process: digital
Edition size: 1000
ISBN: none

Promotional Postcard: 1st version (blue)
By: Public Collectors
Chicago: Public Collectors, 2007
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: digital
Color: Color
Edition size: 1000
ISBN: none

"Dark Nature Part 2" group exhibition announcement
By: chashama Gallery
New York: chashama Gallery, 2005
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

"8.5 X 11" announcement postcard
By: Gabe Fowler
Chicago: Gabe Fowler, 2002
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4" X 5.25"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

"Organic Produce: A Gut Show" announcement card
By: International Museum of Surgical Science
Chicago: EC Brown, 2000
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4.25" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

"The Program" announcement card
By: FGA
Chicago: FGA, 2001
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Two color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Postcard for a project organized by Pedro Velez that includes an essay by Marc Fischer

Porn
By: FGA
Chicago: FGA, 2001
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 5" X 5"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Postcard for an exhibit organized by Pedro Velez that includes work by Marc Fischer

"Doppelganger" announcement card
By: NIU Art Museum Gallery in Chicago
Chicago: NIU Art Museum Gallery in Chicago, 2001
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4.25" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Two color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Allison & Fischer Atlas exhibtions announcement card
By: Marc Fischer and Matti Allison
Chicago: Marc Fischer and Matti Allison, 1999
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 3.25" X 5.5
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: photocopy
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

"Exalted Trash" announcement card
By: Columbia College Chicago Center For Book and Paper Art
Chicago: Columbia College Chicago Center For Book and Paper Art, 2006
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4.25" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: letterpress
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

From a collaborative exhibition with the French artist Bruno Richard.

Untitled "Dispensing with Formalities" black and white booklets of found advertising and clip art-type images combined with a questionnaire (3 variations)
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 1997-99
Pages: 16 (each booklet)
Dimensions: 4.25" X 5.5" each
Cover: paper
Binding: staple
Process: photocopied
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown, approximately 1,000 copies each
ISBN: none

These booklets were produced for Dispensing with Formalities (DwF) - a project initiated by Brett Bloom that slightly predated Temporary Services and marked our first collaboration together. DwF consisted of free newspaper dispensers that were used to distribute free art and other objects produced in multiple.

"Public Stickers" complete set of 6 different black and white stickers that combine a found image with a line of text
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 1998?
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 3" X 4"
Cover: latex-infused waterproof sticker stock
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

These self-published stickers were put up in public throughout Chicago and in other cities when traveling.

"Fischer Tract League tracts" - complete set of 7 different religious-style tracts that mix found images with found texts
By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 1998?
Pages: each tract is 4 pages.
Dimensions: 3.5" X 5.5"
Cover: paper
Binding: folded
Process: photocopied
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

These tracts were placed throughout Chicago and other cities in the same manner that religious tracts are circulated: left on buses and trains, in free newspaper boxes, and other publicly-trafficked locations.

"Marc Fischer: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show" announcement card By: Marc Fischer
Chicago: Marc Fischer, 1995
Pages: 1
Dimensions: 4.5" X 6"
Cover: none
Binding: none
Process: offset
Color: Black
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

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