During FIAC 2014, the documentary film “Bernard Heidsieck, la poésie” en action will be projected for the first time at the Auditorium Grand Palais on Saturday 25 October at 6 pm, on a proposal of the galerie Natalie Seroussi.
This documentary film (by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Philippe Franck, in collaboration with Gilles Coudert), with Bernard Heidsieck, “sound poetry” pioneer since 1955 and founder in 1962 of “poetry action”, paints a new portrait of the artist and his work, with a series of ten new interviews and audio visual archives, most often unreleased, of his sound performances.
With Bernard Heidsieck’s voice, this film is a journey into his work as well as an extremely vivid testimony on his “double life” as an artist and a banker, defining sound poetry, historically as well as in its current development.
These conversations with the artist are complemented with interviews of other major figures in sound poetry, publishing and performance: Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Olivier Cadiot, Laurent Cauwet, Anne-James Chaton, Paul-Armand Gette, John Giorno, Françoise Janicot, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux and Jean- Jacques Lebel, as well as rare archival documents.
- Un film documentaire d’Anne-Laure Chamboissier et Philippe Franck, en collaboration avec Gilles Coudert.
- Une co-production, a.p.r.e.s production, CHAM Projects, Solang Production Paris Brussels, Transcultures, avec l’aide de la commission Image Mouvement du CNAP et le soutien de la galerie Natalie Seroussi.
- Auditorium du Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris