The debate will provide a forum for discussion of Robert Filliou's work from a non-academic point of view, and a tribute to a historic but very little known figure. The symposium will provide elements of some of his less well-known areas of activity, such as his relation with the cinema and performance, and there will be contributions from people who knew and worked with him personally.

Programme

17.00 Presentation

17.30 Showing of the films Double Happening, Contribution for Happening & Fluxus (1970) and Sans titre - Sans tête (1983).

18.00 Round table with the curators of the exhibition Robert Filliou. Genius without talent: Jean-Hubert Martin, director of the Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Sylvie Jouval, independent curator; and Paul-Hervé Parsy, curator of the exhibition Robert Filliou. Centre Georges Pompidou, 1991.

19.30 Performance by the artists Ann Noël & Emmett Williams.


Exhibition

Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.
James Lee Byars