A Something Else Reader IS PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME — 50 YEARS AFTER IT WAS ORIGINALLY COMPILED
A Something Else Reader
Edited by Dick Higgins
Assembled by Alice Centamore
Published by Primary Information, Brooklyn, New York, 2022
by Sarah Fensom, brutjournal’s U.S.A. West Coast bureau chief, in Los Angeles
In its time, the New York-based Something Else Press was truly something else — a small press founded in 1963 by the artist, composer, poet, and art theorist Dick Higgins (1938-1998) with the aim of publishing the original, unusual work of artists and writers of the post-World War II era’s avant-garde.
Higgins ran the company almost right up until it folded in 1974. A co-founder of the international Fluxus community of avant-garde artists who experimented with chance-based, audience-participatory, performance-oriented art forms, Higgins coined the term “intermedia.” It referred to the Fluxus artists’ often undefinable, interdisciplinary practices.
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