Marcus Fisher’s Public Interventions / Wake 2000

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Ashery had conducted a number of public interventions as her alter ego, the orthodox Jewish man named Marcus Fisher. Video footage from interventions in Berlin, Tel Aviv and London as Marcus Fisher, together with home videos and anonymous photographic stills, make up the sixteen-minute mockumentary Marcus Fisher’s Wake, charting the fictional life of the character from childhood to his early death.



Additional project information: Video clips of Marcus Fisher’s Public Interventions and extracts of Marcus Fisher’s Wake can be viewed through the 7 Acts of Love project archive

Additional project information: Marcus Fisher’s Wake is included on the Live Art Development Agency’s on-demand DVD of Ashery’s work

Essay: Oreet Ashery, ‘In and Out of Love with Marcus Fisher – an alter ego and an art project’, Jewish Masculinities

Essay: Oreet Ashery, ‘De/Territorialized Practices’, Living in a Material World, Coventry University, 1999

Essay: Rohini Malik Okon, ‘Oreet Ashery/Marcus Fisher’, The Promise, The Land Catalogue, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, also published in Performing Difference, Artsadmin, 2003

Essay: Matt Wolf, ‘Passing as Marcus Fisher’, Heeb Magazine (November 2004)

Essay: Dorothy Rowe, ‘Biography and spatial experience in contemporary diasporic art in Britain’ in Arnold, D and Sofaer, J (eds.), Biographies and Space (London and New York, Routledge, 2007)

Essay: Rachel Paige Katz, ‘Marcus and Rrose: Cross-Dressing, Alter-Egos, and the Artist’ (2008)

Essay: Artur Kamczycki, ‘Marcus Fisher and the Jewish Third Gender’, Artluk (March 2008) (Text in Polish)

Review: Cherry Smyth, ‘Say Cheese, Home – Salon 17′, Circa (Spring 2002)

Review: Barry Schwabsky, ‘Oreet Ashery DVD’, MAP, Spring 2008

Additional project information: Bureau des Affaires Administrative

Additional project information: Performance 2003, Foxy Productions