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Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic / Guy Brett, curator ; Clark L ; Denes A ; Duchamp M ; Fontana L ; Houedard DS ; Klein Y ; Latham J ; LeWitt S ; Lijn L ; Lye L ; Manzoni P ; Matta-Clark G ; Michaux H ; Morellet F ; Oiticica H ; Roth D ; Schendel M ; Tinguely J ; Haacke H ; Moholy-Nagy L ; Smithson R ; Sackner RK ; Sackner MA., 2000

Identifier: CC-34709-36413

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Scope and Contents

This exhibition was curated by Guy Brett. He writes in his essay, "The Century of Kinesthesia," that the works in the exhibition represent a language of movement or the physiognomy and poetics of language. Writing about dom sylvester houedard, Brett describes him as a Benedictine monk, poet, artist, and one of the most remarkable intellectuals in Britain. He developed a unique compressed prose style to theorise the discoveries of kinetic art and concrete poetry. The catalogue includes an extensive, illustrated chronology of the kinetic movement from 1910 to 1975 and also an anthology of previously published, selected essays by the artists in the exhibition. The Sackner Archive lent nine typewriter, optical works by Dom Sylvestre Houedard to the exhibition. This copy differs from the other copy held by the Sackner Archive in that "Hayward Gallery" is printed on the spine, the second and final destination of this exhibition. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2000



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (335 pages)) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 x 22 x 2.6 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Guy Brett, 2000.


Published: London, England : Hayward Gallery. Nationality of creator: British. 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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