Shop > Artists' Books

#12355

“We Support Everything since the Dawn of Time That Has Struggled and Still Struggles”: Introduction to Lettrist Cinema

Writer
Nicole Brenez
Price
$19.00
Date
2015
Publisher
Sternberg Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
9.5 × 14.8 cm
Length
72 pgs
Genre
Film, Criticism
Description

In October 1963 I met Gil J., and we schlepped to the scrap-metal market. […] It was there that I came up with the following definition of Lettrism:
Lettrism: 1) technical definition: smithy, arsenal, place where unused weapons are stored; 2) volcanology: rumbling that announces certain volcanic eruptions. Examples: 1) “Thanks to L., insurgent groups were armed” – 2) “The people of Herculaneum did not pay heed to L.” [Acad.]
—Jean-Louis Brau, 1972

The Lettrist movement is unique in the history of avant-garde formations. Founded by Isidore Isou in Paris immediately after World War II, it remains active to this day, having lost none of its radicalism, either aesthetic or ethical. In this book, Nicole Brenez presents the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, the art form within which their formal innovations proved the most far-reaching, prefiguring the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema.

All the King’s Horses series, edited by Daniel Birnbaum and Kim West
Copublished with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, with support from Allianz Kulturstiftung

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w.

  1. we support everything
 

Related Items

  1. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level:  J. V. Martin and the Situationist International
  2. Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance
  3. Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, and Eyal Weizman: Architecture After Revolution
  4. Mark von Schlegell: Ickles, Etc.
  5. Ken Okiishi: The Very Quick of the Word
  6. Ion Grigorescu: Diaries 1970–1975
  7. Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead
  8. Tobias Spichtig: Blue, Red, and Green
  9. Prospekt 80/2: Canada
  10. Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol
  11. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)
  12. No Is Not an Answer:

On the Work of Marie-Louise Ekman
  13. Per/Form
  14. Roee Rosen: Maxim Komar-Myshkin: Vladimir’s Night
  15. J. Parker Valentine: Fiction
  16. Keller Easterling: Subtraction
  17. After Berkeley
  18. Kevin Schmidt: EDM House
  19. Leander Schönweger: Die Nebel lichten sich/ The Fog Disperses
  20. Art and the F Word
  21. Ines Lechleitner: The Imagines
  22. Pierre Hermé: The Architecture of Taste
  23. Jill Magid: The Proposal
  24. Lisa Oppenheim : Lisa Oppenheim: Works 2003-2013
  25. William Kentridge & Peter L. Galison:

The Refusal of Time
  26. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  27. Rosa Barba: Printed Cinema #3, Accidental Suspension
  28. Nocturnal Fabulations
  29. Sun Ra: In a Qu*A*re Time and Place
  30. Johan De Wilde: Hands of Time
  31. PS:
  32. Carsten Holler: Leben
  33. Das Wunder des Lebens
  34. Again, A Time Machine: From Distribution to Archive
  35. Katrina Palmer: The Fabricator’s Tale
  36. Edgar Leciejewski: Tones
  37. John Stezaker: Crossing Over
  38. John Fahey: Paintings
  39. Ho Tam: hotam #1
  40. Die Wandlungen