une réponse vidéo de Laurent Gérardi, à partir des images d’un film documentaire sur des sentiers ardéchois (en cours d’élaboration).
Just a note to let you know that Presa Press is re-issuing This Land Is Not My Land in a 2nd, improved edition.
The new printing will have a perfectbound spine and an ISBN and Library of Congress number, bar code, etc. They will nclude the Panama poems that were later published in Presa Magazine.
The book will also be released in Europe in 22 countries, through Gazelle Books Ltd.
« Before the deluge »Dedicated to Captain Webb of Dawley, Shrophire; (1st channel swimmer 1875) & subject of John Betjeman’s honourable poem. (A Shropshire lad)
« …A lass was singing a hymn,
When Captain Webb the Dawley man,
Captain Webb from Dawley,…
Came swimming along the old canal
That carried the bricks to Lawley.
Swimming along from Severn,
Paying a call at Dawley Bank while swimming along to Heaven. »
« Amphirite’s Tokens » ~ Paul ’14
scénariste François Darnaudet Les séries de l’auteur : Harpignies
scénariste dessinateur coloriste Elric Les séries de l’auteur : Harpignies, Marche ou rêve
©Paquet édition 2014
The multimedia artist, poet and novelist Brion Gysin may be the most influential cultural figure of the twentieth century that most people have never heard of.
Gysin (1916-1986) was an English-born, Canadian-raised, naturalized American of Swiss descent, who lived most of his life in Morocco and France. He went everywhere when the going was good. He dabbled with surrealism in Paris in the 1930s, lived in the « interzone » of Tangier in the 1950s and traveled the Algerian Sahara with Sheltering Sky author Paul Bowles before moving into the legendary Beat Hotel in Paris.
Gysin’s ideas influenced generations of artists, musicians and writers, among them David Bowie, Keith Haring, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Genesis P-Orridge, John Giorno and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. None was touched more profoundly than William S. Burroughs, who said admiringly of Gysin: « There was something dangerous about what he was doing. »
It was Gysin who introduced the Rolling Stones to the exotica of Morocco and took Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones to Jajouka where he recorded the tribal musicians performing the Pipes of Pan. It was Gysin who provided the hashish fudge recipe published in Alice B. Toklas’ cookbook, promising « ecstatic reveries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous planes. » It was Gysin who introduced Burroughs to an automatic writing method called the cut-up, a literary progenitor to sampling. And it was Gysin who developed with Ian Sommerville The Dream Machine, a device that allowed people, with the flick of a switch, to access altered states of consciousness without drugs.
Galerie Didier Devillez, Brussels, 2014
Bon, le programme des dédicaces à venir :
samedi 15 Février chez Librairie Torcatis de 15 h à 19 h, ELRIC en solo !
mercredi 19 février chez Librairie Torcatis conférence-dédicace à 18 h Elric Dufau ET Bibi !
samedi 22 février à L’escargot bleu d’Argelès/mer (Maison de la Presse) de 9 h 30 à midi trente, Elric et Bibi.