Drift Diary – Rik Fisher

One of the pages from the diary. Showing a mix of collage imagery, such as people walking in the street and building cranes. Also many words added with a typewriter, for example ‘peoples health before profit’ and ‘empty billboards’.
One of the pages from the diary - Photo Credit: Rik Fisher
One of the pages from the diary. Showing a mix of collage imagery, such as people walking in the street and building cranes. Also many words added with a typewriter, for example ‘peoples health before profit’ and ‘empty billboards’.
One of the pages from the diary – Photo Credit: Rik Fisher

Between the end of March and beginning of May 2020 strict Covid-19 restrictions were introduced in the UK. During this time I was living in Manchester and, like many people, utilised my ‘one permitted daily exercise’ to go for walks. However, these walks were drifts, inspired by psychogeography among other things. Breaking routine I would go down many paths and portals, delve beyond the surface of urban and suburban areas, question neoliberalism and scour the remnants of un/forgotten (waste)lands. Each time I returned from these everyday adventures I would use what materials I had in my room (magazine, scissors, glue and a typewriter) to quickly create collages that would in some way attempt to represent or tell a strange story of these drifts. I collated these pages into a zine, which can also be used as a mis-guide for people. 

Contact: rikfisher@hotmail.com

Rik Fisher does a variety of projects, often exploring how walking/play can be an accessible tool for people to be creative, critical and radical. Rik also works with collage and often disseminates work in zines, which can be used themselves as misguides. Rik is part several collectives and collaborates with various other groups.