Anne-James Chaton

Anne-James Chaton (born in 1970 in Besançon) has developed a multi-polar work, based on a continuous study of the textual materials that punctuate the daily life of contemporary societies. This "poor" literature, produced on a daily basis by a multitude of machines—cash register receipts, museum entrance tickets, leaflets, business cards, credit cards, subscriptions, etc.—constitutes the material for his textual work, which is also used in the production of his work.
The plural and polyglot dimension of his work has led him to develop projects with artists from other scenes and other languages. He has created pieces with Phia Ménard, Sylvain Prunenec, Valeria Giuga, and has written numerous albums with guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex), German musician Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto and Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore.
His books are published by Al Dante and P.O.L., his visual works are shown by the Far West Gallery and his sound compositions are published on the German label Noton. Anne-James Chaton was a resident at the Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome in 2020. He received the Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou International Prize for Literature in 2022.

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Anne-James Chaton - I have the solution for the planet
texts in English and French
Daisy editions
The first publication dedicated to the visual work of writer and performer Anne-James Chaton.
Anne-James Chaton - Decade (book / CD)
text in English, French, German, Dutch...
A collaboration of the sound poet Anne-James Chaton, guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex) and musician Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai): a dense and structured sound design, in which words, rhythms, and melodic loops inexorably blend.
Anne-James Chaton - Vies d\'hommes illustres d\'après les écrits d\'hommes illustres (+ CD)
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
(last copies available!)
Collection of texts, each dedicated to the life of an illustrious man as seen by another illustrious man.
Anne-James Chaton - Questio de Dido (+ CD)
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Anne-James Chaton in search of the lost manuscript of Virgil's Aeneid in the city of Naples (a text and a radiophonic creation).
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