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Light Cone Editions presents an introduction to Lettrist cinema by Nicole Brenez, a text that has been published in English (2014, Sternberg Press) and in Spanish (2019, Carlos Prieto Acevedo), but has not been available in France until now.
"WE SUPPORT EVERYTHING SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME THAT HAS STRUGGLED AND STILL STRUGGLES"
INTRODUCTION TO LETTRIST CINEMA
“In October 1963 I met Gil J., and we schlepped to the scrap-metal market. [...] It was there that I came up with the following definition of Lettrism:
Lettrism: 1) technical definition: smithy, arsenal, place where unused weapons are stored; 2) volcanology: rumbling that annouces certain volcanic eruptions.
Examples: 1) 'Thanks to L., insurgent groups were armed' - 2) 'The people of Herculaneum did not pay heed to L.' [Acad.]”
— Jean-Louis Brau, 1972
To celebrate the recent 35mm restoration of a lettrist masterpiece by Maurice Lemaître, the book will be offered free of charge to the audience of the Scratch Projection/happening HAS THE FILM ALREADY STARTED? on February 4, 2020 at Luminor-Hôtel de Ville in Paris.