03>15.05 + 23 & 30.05.2017 – Bernard Heidsieck, la poésie en action – Cinéma Saint-André des Arts Paris

03>15.05 + 23 & 30.05.2017 – Bernard Heidsieck, la poésie en action – Cinéma Saint-André des Arts Paris

This documentary film (2014) directed by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Philippe Franck in collaboration with Gilles Coudert is based on interviews with the late poet-performer-artist Bernard Heidsieck and other major figures in sound poetry, (Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Olivier Cadiot, Laurent Cauwet, Anne-James Chaton, Paul-Armand Gette, John Giorno, Françoise Janicot, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux and Jean-Jacques Lebel) from his personal archives and his family.

The film is about discovering the singular work of an essential historical figure and too little known of sound poetry and more generally of contemporary art. But also to emphasize the importance of sound poetry (and more particularly the “poetry action” of which Bernard Heidsieck is the inventor) both historically and in its most recent developments. As part of the ‘Discoveries of the Saint André’, a.p.r.e.s production (co-producer of the film) presents a cycle of screenings of films in the presence of directors and guests.

In this context, Philippe Franck presents his film on May 6th with co-director Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Jean-Pierre Bobillot (author, academic, author of the reference essay Bernard Heidsieck, poetry action and on May 7th with Gregory Lang Lang production, co-producer of the film) and Nathalie de Saint-Phale (writer and daughter of Bernard Heidsieck) +other presentations by gallery director Nathalie Serousi (03.05), performer/writer Anne-James Chaton (05.05), artist/writer Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux (23.05) and director of Musée national d’art moderne Bernard Blistène (30.05).


A documentary by Anne-Laure Chamboissier and Philippe Franck, in collaboration with Gilles Coudert.

A co-production, a.p.r.e.s production, CHAM Projects, Solang Production Paris Brussels, Transcultures, with the support of the commission Image Mouvement of the CNAP and of the Natalie Seroussi gallery.