The catalogue of the touring exhibition on show in Berlin, Mons, Wuppertal and Bern. A surprising rediscovery of the great American concept and Fluxus artist. Terry Fox shot to fame in the 1960s with his performances and installations that were based on a transformation of various materials while simultaneously making use of the body as a medium for experiences at the limits of mental and physical capacity. His experiments with language, communication and acoustics made him a pioneer in the development of sound art. Mixing various genres and media in his approach, he significantly influenced the work of fellow artists all over the world.
The spectacular discovery of videos and photographs from his early years that have never or rarely been shown and his written annotations on his works present a fresh perspective on Terry Fox’s oeuvre. The catalogue contains a detailed list of works using a wide variety of forms and creates meaningful connections between live video works, photography as an instrument of documentation and interview recordings. The project highlights key issues that are as relevant to the artist as they are to curators, critics and theoreticians.