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Bob Jubilé: a year-long celebration of Bob Cobbing

Bob Jubilé is a year-long programme of displays and events devoted to the career and legacy of Bob Cobbing, curated by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper.*

Bob Cobbing (1920-2002) was ‘the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain’ (Robert Sheppard, The Guardian). His performances of printed sound poems involved stretching language through the deployment of shouts, hisses, groans, interspersed between more recognisable tracts of spoken word.

Bill Jubobe
Chelsea Space
19 November – 19 December
16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
11am – 5pm Wednesday-Friday

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CONCRETE! The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry (documentary)

When in Miami earlier in the year, I was delighted to receive an invitation from Ruth and Marvin Sackner to view The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry at their apartment. This is the world’s largest private collection of visual and concrete poetry and the collection contains 60,000 items celebrating Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.

Many thanks to Ruth and Marvin for enabling me see their incredible collection.

Below is a 75 minute documentary film called CONCRETE! made about the Sackner Archive by their daughter Sara Sackner, featuring art by Guillaume Apollinaire, Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Matta, Bob Cobbing, Tom Phillips, Katharina Eckhart, Gertrude Stein, Ben Vautier and more, and with music by Terry Riley, Arnold Dreyblatt and more.

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Further information about the Sackner collection is below.

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Programme: PoetryFilm event about “Strangers and Strangeness” at Curzon Renoir, July 2009

Below are the details of the PoetryFilm: Strangers and Strangeness event at Curzon Renoir Cinema in July 2009.

The programme included an important film by Beat poet Michael McClure, a BAFTA award-winning film about levitation, and a photographic art film by Marco Sanges. There was a Q&A after the screening.

The full programme description from the event is below.

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