29 10, 2017

Mattias Forshage – and some unexplained occurrences of aquatic faunas

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and some unexplained occurrences of aquatic faunas

By Mattias Forshage

Head Louse Press & Peculiar Mormyrid Press

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MATTIAS FORSHAGE
 The semi-aquatic and internationally suspect entity who dared speak out in favour of notorious bathyscopy, and who writes of: 
  • Savage carnivores that prowl in the park…
  • Towns that are made entirely of onions and eggs…
  • New developments in the science of eschatology…
  • The mysterious monument known only as The Tintin Gate…
Plus other reports of the obsessive, the uncanny, and the oneiric.
11 10, 2017

Michel Zimbacca – Libre Moiseau

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Parisian surrealist Michel Zimbacca’s first solo exhibition will be taking place soon in Paris:

LIBRE MOISEAU

Paintings, collages, drawings, objects

October 14th-28th 2017

Vernissage on the 14th, from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Closing Event on the 18th, 8:00 p.m. (poetry readings and films)

L’USINE 102 BOULEVARD DE LA VILLETTE 75019 PARIS

Tel : 01 42 00 40 48 / Site : usine102.fr

The closing evening will be accompanied by a screening of Michel’s films. A collection of his poems, illustrated with with a number of his drawings is forthcoming from Sonambula editions (Montreal) and will be on sale at the gallery.

And for those of us who can’t make it in person, there is a Youtube upload of Michel’s film Ni d’Eve ni D’Adam (1969) with a cameo from Jean Benoît!

 

 

4 07, 2017

Rikki Ducornet & Margie McDonald – Crazy Happy

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Crazy Happy

June 29 – July 30

Painted Scrolls by Rikki Ducornet & Sculpture by Margie McDonald

Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA, 2017.

In my book of essays, The Deep Zoo, I wonder: What if, just as the traces of our earliest forms persist encoded in our genes, a golden age persists deep within the mind, the human mind that produces a multitude of things spontaneously? Dreamed up by Margie McDonald and myself, Crazy Happy is all about chasing after this golden age of the mind and giving free reign to the spontaneous production of a multitude of things. Animated conversation between Margie’s marvelous sculptures—so beautiful, whimsical and erotic—and my own forests of painted paper scrolls, Crazy Happy is sparked as much by our friendship as by a complicitous and visually seductive reading of the world—its sympathies and mutabilities, its minerals and mysteries, its orphaned objects and eccentric biologies.

– Rikki Ducornet

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27 03, 2017

New book from Dark Windows Press

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ANDRÉ BRETON’S ARCANE 17: A LODESTAR FOR THE 21st CENTURY A CONTEMPORARY CELEBRATION is from an idea by Patrick Lepetit, John Richardson & John Welson and includes contributions from: Jean Bonnin, Miguel de Carvalho, Jean-Claude Charbonel, Neil Coombs, Guy Ducornet, Krzystoft Fijalkowski, Kathy Fox, Beth Garon, Paul Garon, Guy Girard, Mary Jacob, Patrick Lepetit, Rik Lina, Michael Löwy, Desmond Morris, David Nadeau, Jean-Pierre Paraggio, Seixas Peixoto, Predo Prata, Marie Pierre, Michel Remy, John Richardson, Ody Saban, Francine Samuel, Pierre-Andre Sauvageot, Gregg Simpson, Wedgwood Steventon, Laurens Vancrevel and John Welson. Fully illustrated throughout in colour. Texts and essays by David Nadeau, Desmond Morris, Michael Löwy, Patrick Lepetit, Guy Girard and others.

Now available to buy at reduced price here

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13 06, 2016

The Surrealist Group in Paris

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Les Fondements de la Mécanique Céleste

The Surrealist Group in Paris has just published the results of a stunning theatrical game played in 2014. Combining characters from their collective mythology with the aleatory and blindfolded methodology of an exquisite corpse, they have collectively composed a piece for the theatre that antagonizes everything we hate about the pretentions of the modern stage:

Think about it: for an admirer of Paracelsus and Tex Avery, what could generally be shittier than spending an evening at the theatre in Paris? … During several weeks in the year 2014, at their weekly meetings, the Surrealists of the Paris Group played at writing a piece of theatre without worrying for a single moment about its general intrigue, nor the psychology of its characters, nor the depths of the prompt box.
-Guy Girard

Billy the Kidd shares the stage with Rrose Sélavy, Juliette, Nicholas Flamel and other beloved superheroes from the surrealist mythos. And the strange title? The name of a popular science book found by chance on the street.

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Image by Virginia Tentindo

SURREALIST GROUP OF PARIS
contact: guy.girard10 AT sfr DOT fr