A Western by Lemaître

news_april_17_01Four films of experimental or Lettrist cinema from the sixties and seventies will be screened at Phoenix Brighton, including those of Anthony McCall, Ernst Schmidt, plus the famous “Arnulf Rainer” by Peter Kubelka and the also famous “Song of Rio Jim” by Maurice Lemaître, an experimental Lettrist Western with just the sounds of the Western but a black screen.
April 7, 8pm
Phoenix Brighton-Main Gallery
10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton BN2 9NB/UK

Isidore Isou in Brussels

news_april_17_02You have only fourteen hours to discover some hidden treasures of the collector Eric Fabre: a few masterpieces from “Infinitesimal Art” created by Isou in 1956 – still stored in a garage, waiting for the Lettrist concrete eternity.
March 31 (6-8pm) and April 1-2 (11am-5pm)
Garage Cosmos
Avenue des Sept Bonniers 43, 1180 Brussels/Belgium

A record with François Dufrêne

news_april_17_03The Dutch Slowscan label is surfing on the rediscovery of vinyl, issuing a reprint of tapes from The Balsam Flex catalog that have been no longer available (although you now find some obscure recordings on the web). This new record comprises, apart from pieces by Peter Finch, Helmer Bodil and Lawrence Upton, several soundworks by Bob Cobbing, including one in collaboration with the ultra Lettrist François Dufrêne.
Bob CobbingPeter FinchFrancois DufreneHelmer BodilLawrence Upton” – Untitled
LP Slowscan Vol.36, 25€

A lecture by Frédéric Acquaviva at Yale University/USA

news_april_17_04Frédéric Acquaviva  is presently on his second research fellowship at Yale University, working on the archives of Maurice Lemaître, Gil Wolman and Henri Chopin – which all have been acquired by Yale’s Beinecke Library. He will give a lecture entitled “Difference between Creative Research and Academic Research”.
April 21, 10:15am
“Difference between Creative Research and Academic Research”
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale University), Room 9
121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511//USA

Jessemin, Spacagna, Wolman and Dufrêne in Saint Raphaël/France

news_april_17_05At the Saint-Raphaël Médiathèque, the exhibition “Henri Chopin, the Spring of Sound Poetry”, curated by Antoine Spennato, offers the opportunity to see the “much appreciated since his death” works of Henri Chopin, as well as some other documents and works from some of his friends, including the lettrists Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Jacques Spacagna and Aude Jessemin, works that Chopin had published in his amazing magazine “OU”.
April 1-28 (opening on the 7th, 6pm)
“Henri Chopin, the Spring of Sound Poetry”
Médiathèque de Saint-Raphaël, Salle Marcel Pagnol
Place Gabriel Péri, 83700 Saint-Raphaël/France

Marc’O at Cinémathèque de Paris

news_april_17_06Celebrating the 90th birthday of Marc’O, the tireless discoverer Nicole Brenez puts the lights on the cinematographic works of Marc’O, who produced Isou’s 1951 film “Venom and Eternity”, but who is also the director of the 1954 film “Closed Vision” among other films, and contributed also to a large variety of other artistic activities.
until May 19
Cinémathèque de Paris
51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris


Past Lemaître Exhibitions