Bernard Heidsieck – Poésie Action: Variations Book+DVD



Boxset including 124 pages booklet (bilingual english/french) plus 56 minute DVD (original version with english / french subtitles)

Bernard Heidsieck, a poet in action.

Or poetry in action.

Or a collection of works by Bernard Heidsieck selected from the Centre national des art plastiques collections and presented by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Philippe Franck at the Sonopoetics exhibition in Brussels, in 2010.

Or a desire to meet a pioneering artist and explore his unique corpus.

Or testimonials from a circle of artists.

Or a film to affirm the importance and currency of this major corpus.

Or an anthology of original contributions from Bernard Blistène, Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Anne-Laure Chamboissier, Anne-James Chaton, Philippe Franck, John Giorno, Jean-Marie Gleize, Bernard Heidsieck, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Richard Martel and Michèle Métail.

This documentary film directed by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Philippe Franck, in collaboration with Gilles Coudert, brushes an intimate portrait of Bernard Heidsieck, pioneer in the sound poetry movement since 1955 and founder in 1962 of action poetry. The film takes viewers into Heidsieck’s “double life” as an artist and a banker, exploring his work through a series of conversations and seldom-seen audiovisual archives. Interviews with other major figures from sound poetry add to viewers’ understanding. Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Olivier Cadiot, Laurent Cauwet,Anne-James Chaton, Paul-Armand Gette, John Giorno, Bernard Heidsieck, Françoise Janicot, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux and Jean-Jacques Lebel paint a very lively picture of the history of sound poetry and the current developments.


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