Re: Conceptual movies: Lettrists

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 02:43:32 PDT

stewart home wrote an interesting primer on the lettrist's work (and
situationists and mail art and other related areas) called THE


On 23 May 2007, at 18:29, Christian Lebrat wrote:

> 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
> best,
> 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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