• Dick Higgins

    Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

    ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF FLUXUS in the early '60s, Dick Higgins (1938-98) lived long enough to witness the '90s revival of interest in the movement. Before the term “interdisciplinary” existed, Higgins called his work and that of his colleagues “intermedia,” referring to the collaborative and cross-pollinating performative approach that defied media-based categorization. Such an approach also reflected Higgins's overriding emphasis on freedom: He and his fellow Fluxoids pursued liberating impulses into realms bordering on anarchy, in an often irreverent effort to collapse the distinctions between

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