Below are programme details for the PoetryFilm screening at the Swindon Festival of Poetry, 6pm on Friday 3 October 2014.
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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.
Further information about the Sackner collection is below.
The Man With Wheels, a film about Kurt Schwitters that was made by Billy Childish and Eugene Doyen will be screened at PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love on Saturday 19 July at 7:45pm at the Southbank Centre.
Marcel Marien was a member of the Belgian surrealist group and a great friend of Rene Magritte. In 1937, aged 17, Marien brought his broken spectacles to his optician and asked for them to be made into a single spectacle. He called the result “L’introuvable” (The Unfindable). Over the years several opticians imitated it. This one was made by Wouter de Baat and presented to Marien. When he died in 1993, it was given to the English painter Patrick Hughes.