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Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Courtesy of Matt Colquhoun

Matt Colquhoun and Kodwo Eshun launch Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher (Repeater Books, 2020), the first book to consider the legacy and work of the late writer, cultural critic and academic Mark Fisher.

Narrated in orbit of Fisher’s death as experienced by a community of friends and students in 2017, the book analyses Fisher’s philosophical trajectory, from his days as a PhD student at the University of Warwick to the development of his unfinished book on Acid Communism.

Taking the word ‘egress’ as its starting point – used by Fisher in his book The Weird and the Eerie – the book considers the politics of death and community in a way that is indebted to Fisher’s own forms of cultural criticism, ruminating on personal experience in the hope of making it productively impersonal.
Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Hull, East Yorkshire. He currently lives in London and blogs at xenogothic.com

Kodwo Eshun is Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, Professor at Haut Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva, and co-founder of The Otolith Group.
 

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