Higgins, Dick

Artist's book (49 Schede)


Code 0538E   Artist's book / Performance

Emmett Williams's ear / L'orecchio di Emmett Williams


Published by Edizioni Pari & Dispari, Cavriago
Folder with music score, explanations and instructions
Unnumbered pages, 34.5 x 26.5 cm.
Signed and numbered 150/170 and 11/170

Part of the "Ring Binder. Dick Higgins-Ephemera", No. FX0189

"In 1968 or so, when Something Else Press was working on publishing Emmett William's sweethearts, I made drawings for the jacket (not used) from which I made rubber stamps. These included a drawing of an ear, based on sketching Emmett's. Not long thereafter he went to an art opening in Hoboken, NJ, and returned with an ear infection which required emergency treatment. Since I was then composing music using iconic images, I used the rubber stamps to make a music piece, which Rosanna Chiessi published some time later." (D.H.)

Bibl.: "Fluxus Donacija Francesca Conza", exhibition catalogue, Zagreb 1999, p. 93.