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Isou, Isidore, 1925-2007

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 19250131 - 20070728

Nationality

Romanian (born), French (based)

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

En Toutes Lettres / Devaux F ; Isou I ; Pomerand G ; Satie A ; Sabatier R., 1989

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Identifier: CC-13706-14010
Scope and Contents

This exhibition was a collaboration among the artists, the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris) and the Galerie Le Chanjour (Nice). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

Encylopaedia Acephalica / Bataille, Georges, editor ; Desnos R ; Leiris M ; Lebel JJ ; Masson A ; Isou I., 1995

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Identifier: CC-33173-34801
Scope and Contents

This is number three in the Arkhive series of documents of the avant-garde. It consists of three sets of reprinted texts written by writers associated with Georges Bataille, some of whom were members of his Acephale group and others were members of Surrealist groups in Paris and New York. What unites these texts is their form, which derives from that of dictionaries or encyclopaedias. The content of "Critical Dictionary" has several anti-religious themes as well as absurd texts with accompanying illustrations. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

Entretiens avec Isidore Isou / Devaux, Frederique ; Isou I., 1992

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Identifier: CC-15934-16267
Scope and Contents

This book compiles a series of interviews of Isou by Devaux that took place between November 1991 and January 1992. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1992

Entretiens avec Jean Cocteau / Isou, Isidore ; Cocteau J ; Tzara T ; Breton A., 1989

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Identifier: CC-37264-39110
Scope and Contents

The works reproduced in this catalogue depict sketches of Cocteau in the center portion of the paintings along with fragments of abstract and semi-realistic art pieces. This image is encircled with calligraphic and hieroglyphic texts at its periphery. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

FIAG 86 (4th Festival Internacional de l'Avant-Garde) / Amarger M ; Devaux F ; Sabatier R ; Isou I., 1986

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Identifier: CC-11291-11507
Scope and Contents

The theme of this festival was avant-garde film and audio-visual works. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre Tomb I, 1953

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Identifier: CC-37267-39113
Scope and Contents

This book is the theoretical text that deals with Isou's ideas on the theater. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1953

Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre Tomb I , 1953

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Identifier: CC-37268-39114
Scope and Contents

This book is the theoretical text that deals with Isou's ideas on the theater. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1953

Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre Tomb I , 1953

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Identifier: CC-37266-39112
Scope and Contents

This book is the theoretical text that deals with Isou's ideas on the theater. It is printed on paper alpha mousse des papeteries Navarre and does not include the photographic portrait of Isou as does the trade edition. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1953

Formule de l'Amour Prodigieux / Isou, Isidore., 1988

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Identifier: CC-08530-8702
Scope and Contents

This print depicts a standing female nude outlined in black with mathematical formulas in black beside her. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1988

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

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Identifier: CC-33879-35550
Scope and Contents

David Seaman curated this exhibiton and contributed an essay tracing the routes of Lettrisme to the present day. The exhibition was reviewed in the Statesboro Herald. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2000

Front de la Jeunesse: La Creation au Pouvoir. May / Maurice Lemaitre ; Isidore Isou., 1968

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Identifier: CC-11765-11984
Scope and Contents

Published as a polemic text during the May 1968 student revolution in France. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1968

Grammes. No.2 / Robert Estivals, editor ; Villegle J ; Dufrene F ; Isou I ; Estivals R., 1958

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Identifier: CC-10130-10331
Scope and Contents

The title of this periodical is "-grammes." Dufrene contibutes an essay documenting "Tombeau De Pierre Larousse," a sound poem that is held in book form by the Sackner Archive. The text of the poem is also reproduced in this issue of the periodical. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1958

Hypergraphic Novels 1950-1984 , 2012

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Identifier: CC-55634-9999237
Scope and Contents

In Lemaitre's essay, he mentions that that only 200 bound copies of Les Journaux Des Dieux were delivered for distribution because there were insufficent funds to pay him - "which of course makes the saved volumes extremely valuable." The books as well as prints and printed plates depicted in this exhibition consisted of 'Les Journal des Dieux' [The God's Diaries], 'Initiation a la haute volupte' [Initiation to High Voluptuousness], and 'Jonas.' -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2012

I am Immortal and Alive / Wolman, Gil ; Acquaviva F ; Isou I ; Lemaitre M ; Dufrene F ; Debord G ; Brau JL ; Cabanas K., 2010

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Identifier: CC-52922-74062
Scope and Contents Wolman invented "Scotch Art" and the Sackner Archive has one such example. It consisted of sticking Scotch tape onto printed matter such as posters, magazine pages, newspapers and pamphlets, and, placing them in water so that the cellulose support of the paper dissolved, leaving the image on the surface of the tape. This was then first repostioned on thin pieces of wood and later on a cavas support on a stretcher. The Sackners met Wolman in his apartment in Paris in 1982. Adrian Dannatt who wrote his obituary for the London newspaper, The Independent, characterizes his life well. Gil Joseph (Gil J. Wolman), film-maker, writer, political activist - born Paris 7 September 1929; died Paris 3 July 1995 "Those who live by obscurity die by it also, so the minimal response to the disappearance of Gil J. Wolman is hardly surprising. Wolman led a brave, ferociously independent existence at war with the forces of contemporary conformity, the celebrity machine of the mass media being high...
Dates: 2010

Initiation a la haute volupte / Isou, Isidore ; Sabatier R ; Conz F., 2005

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Identifier: CC-51716-72816
Scope and Contents

This exhibition features enlargement of pages as prints on fabric from Isou's novel "Initiation a la haute volupte" (1960) that is also held by the Sackner Archive as the book and also the prints published by Francisco Conz. The exhibition was curated by Roland Sabatier. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2005