Conceptual movies

From: Christian Lebrat (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 01:29:58 PDT

May be the first artists to "realizze" conceptual movies where the
Lettrists. The concept was "imaginary film". From a sentence or a
declaration, public had to imagine the film proposed. many others
propositions exist.
If you read french you may find more info in a recent book we published on
Maurice Lemaître's work 1951-2007, and you could have a look too at
Frédérique Devaux's book : LE CINEMA LETTRISTE (1951-1991)

You may have a look at


C. Lebrat

> On May 18, 2007, at 5:37 , Michael Betancourt wrote:
>> I'm doing some research into "films" that exist only as sets of
>> instructions or declarations (nothing to actually watch) that belong
>> to the same history/tradition/whatever you want to call it as
>> conceptual art and the new music (such as La Monte Young's instruction
>> pieces). I know of a number of things that border on this type of
>> work, but still have a physical component.
>> I have a copy of "This Book is a Movie" from the 70s
>> Things like "Total Static Takeover" (Scott Arford ) are also of interest.
>> Michael Betancourt
>> Sioux City, IA USA
>> the avant-garde film & video blog

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