Daniel Spoerri: An Anecdoted Topography of Chance
In 1962 after a conversation with the poet Robert Filliou, Fluxus artist Daniel Spoerri mapped the objects
lying at random on the table in his room, adding a rigorously scientific description of each.
These objects subsequently evoked associations, memories, anecdotes; not only from the original author,
but from his friends as well: a beguiling creation was born. Many of the principal participants of FLUXUS
make an appearance (and texts by Higgins, Jouffroy, Kaprow, Restany, and Tinguely are included, among others).
It is a novel of digressions in the manner of Tristram Shandy or Robbe-Grillet; it's a game, a poem, an encyclopaedia,
a cabinet of wonders: a celebration of friendship and creativity.