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Lettrisme: The Ancient Origins of an Avant-garde Movement / David Seaman, curator ; Satie A ; Roehmer W ; Isou I ; Sabatier R ; Poyet F ; Broutin GP ; Apollinaire G ; Lemaitre M ; Seaman D., 2000

Identifier: CC-34521-36220

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Scope and Contents

David Seaman curated this exhibition and writes in his essay, "Lettrisme is a cultural school, similar to Romanticism and Surrealism, seeking to bring about an evolution of universal values through its own characteristic creations. It continues even today...We do not read these works in the literal sense, but we gather the diffuse meanings that are suggested by semantic elements such as letters, symbols, and icons." The exhibition included Lettriste sound poetry, film and hypergraphic novels. Alain Satie and Woodie Roehmer participated, the latter recreating a floating sculpture, "Aquatic Dance." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2000



0 See container summary (1 brochure (folded, both sides) (12 pages)) ; 40.5 x 60.7 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

filing cabinet

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Statesboro, Georgia : Georgia Southern Museum. Nationality of creator: American-Israeli. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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