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|Named Person:||Brion Gysin; Brion Gysin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Brion Gysin; Gladys C Fabre; Printed Matter, Inc.; Galerie de France (Paris, France)
|Notes:||Title and publication information from jacket.
Issued as a co-publication between Printed Matter and Galerie de France on the occasion of Brion Gysin: Dream Machine, held at The New Museum, New York, from July 7 to October 3, and at the Institut d'art Contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes from October 16 to November 28, 2010.
"Alarme consists of the 1977 calligraphic poem of the same name which was conceived as an artist's book but never received publication during Gysin's lifetime. Presented as a square-format series of one-sided pages, Alarme defies easy categorization. Although it consists of words, gridded and repeated to suggest a series of mantras, the words have a tendency to dissolve into visual patterns and pure gestural marks. As Gladys Fabre writes in an essay on the book jacket, "Alarme is an attempt to transcend death. By expelling all signs of identity and by impelling the words unrelentingly into the ink, the artist manages to extinguish his ego, reaching the path that leads to detachment, to ecstasy." Published in an edition of 1,500 ..."--Http://printedmatter.org.
|Description:||1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 x 25 cm.|