Rachel Valinsky invites seven artists from both sides of the Atlantic (Davide Balula, Eva Barto, Julie Béna, Jesse Chun, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Gordon Hall, and Alan Reid) to share their views of Guy de Cointet (1934-1983), a major figure in the conceptual and performance art movements.
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
Reference monograph of the most renowned Japanese artist-poet of the 20th century in Europe and the United States, active since the 1920s, a figure of visual poetry, linked to all the European and American literary and artistic avant-gardes, with numerous illustrations.
Undoubtedly one of the most important texts on the out of book poetry, both a documentary sum and a manifesto to underline the major role that the poetry and the poets have occupied and occupy in the whole of the transformations that have upset the the contemporary art field, considered by the amateurs and the researchers like a true bible.
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
An international essay (France, USA, Brazil, etc.) on digital poetry, from the first attempts to generate text on the computer to the most contemporary developments and the problems posed by artificial intelligence.
Kein Witz, No Joke combines paintings and objects by Sophie Reinhold with the "Typewritings" of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. As different as the artists may be, their works share a manic perseverance, precision, and subversive humor.
A short version of a radio play devised and produced by Jan Jelinek for German public broadcaster SWR2, bringing together twelve sound poetry collages using interview answers by public figures, from Marcel Duchamp to Lady Gaga.
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word explores the emancipation of language through historical and contemporary positions, from the earliest typographic and sound works of concrete poets to poetic experiments in the digital era, revealing the porosity between art and poetry.
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
Frédéric Acquaviva, as Mozart of the assize court, questions, in this only known example of judicial sound art, justice and its functioning, but especially insists on the fragile barrier which separates criminals from honest composers.
Through a ready-made exhibition of works made by animals, the poet Julien Blaine offers a vision as comical as it is tragic of the art world, while trying to "establish a communication between the lost world and the contemporary world."
Previously unpublished performance of the internationally renowned dance band Selten Gehörte Musik (on this occasion: Christian Attersee, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener) at the closing event of the "Literanover" Festival at the Kunstmuseum Hannover, on November 16th, 1980. Close to two hours of very rarely heard dance music, indeed.
A composition in two continuous parts of 30' and 19' which melts two antagonistic and complementary dimensions: a data-text read by the French artist ORLAN and a virtual orchestra, composed of four singers (Loré Lixenberg, Joan La Barbara, Wills Morgan and Jacques Lizène) and 124 different instruments.
An journal of critical and political poetry: Leslie Kaplan, Rothenberg, arts and critical positions, an anthology of contemporary Central American poetry, a catalog of visual poetry, a dossier on the Brazilian concrete poetry group Noigandres, new translations of William Blake by Jean-Jacques Viton...
A poem first published in 1975 by Bern Porter, presented in alphabetical order, with the same number of acts for each letter. This new edition presents an additional introduction, transcribed from a reading given by Bern Porter on May 19, 1985, in Madison, Maine.
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us. The limited edition, numbered from 1 to 20 and signed, contains an original artwork by the author (drawing on paper).
This poetic document is based on the archives of the personal procedure files of a military court in Algeria between 1954 and 1963. These files are exempt archives that the author, also a historian, was one of the first to consult. In line with objectivist literature, this book gives one the opportunity to read the words of French justice in Algeria.