This week Anthony Elms and Duncan talk to Marc Fischer about the
Public Collectors project and other things.
Then Marc LeBlanc and Brian Andrews talk about how Marc is turning
Japanese, he thinks he’s turning Japanese, he really thinks
The intro discusses how Philip von Zweck is a thug.
Anthony, please, dear God, talk
in to the mic, seriously.
The following blurbs were shamelessly stolen from PVZ’s site:
Marc Fischer is 1/3 of the
group Temporary Services, 1/11th of Mess Hall- an experimental
cultural center in Roger’s Park (where he co-organizes the Hardcore
Histories series), and an artist who curated the prison-themed
exhibition “Captive Audience? at Gallery 400 earlier this year. In
addition to believing that
vinyl remains the superior format for the appreciation of recorded
music, Fischer still refuses to own a fucking cell phone.
Anthony Elms overcame his
youth as just another punk in Michigan to become the assistant
director of Gallery 400, the editor of WhiteWalls, and a writer
whose works have appeared in like every freakin' magazine ever
(except Artforum, whatever), plus in some exhibition catalogs for
stuff that didn't happen at VONZWECK, but was still ok. He's pimped
himself out at times; and participated in some panel discussions,
but I think the panel discussion is always a bad idea, always.
On Public Collectors:
VONZWECK- as an entity, doesn’t care about art. You know it, you
always have. But VONZWECK likes administration, and… stuff.
Especially other people’s stuff! So does Marc Fischer. He likes
stuff so much he’s started a whole new initiative to get to see it,
and, being the unselfish soul that he is, to share it.
It’s called Public Collectors and it is founded upon the concern
that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public
libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do
not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors
asks people that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and
inventory these materials, to help reverse this lack by making
their collections public. It’s voluntary and it’s free. Not about
selling, or buying and not restricted to art. It’s about getting to
see something you might not have access to otherwise and exchanges
For this - the kickoff, the ribbon cutting, Marc will be sharing
one of his collections: records. That’s right actual records, long
players, vinyl, what have you. Many will be on display; many more
will be brought to the space for listening on request.
But the idea isn’t just for you to see Marc’s stuff, it’s for you
to share your collection(s) and view other peoples’. Other
collections are online and many more will be added soon at