Poésie Action: Variations Sur Bernard Heidsieck

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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.

published in January 2015
bilingual edition (English / French), original version, English / French subtitles
14 x 19 cm (softcover)
124 pages (b/w ill.), video DVD 56'


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