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ROBERT FILOU - Whispered History Of Art LP

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Robert Filliou (1926-1987) was a French poet, writer and artist affiliated with Nouveau réalisme and Fluxus. He became a member of the French Communist Party during the German occupation when he was 17 years old and travelled to the US two years after the liberation. There he took a degree in economics. After having worked for the Coca Cola company in LA and having been granted a double French-American nationality, Filliou held the position of consultant for the UN and as such was sent to Korea for three years. Filliou abandoned economics and turned towards art in the late 1950s he became an artist and worked together with artists like Emmett Williams and George Brecht.

He claimed that 1,000,000 years ago there was no art at all until one day, on 17 January to be precise, art was born when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. The ‘Whispered History of Art’ is a Fluxus mythology about the origin of art. The lecture was recorded by Ondine Fiore at the New Wilderness Studio, New York in December 1977 and includes an introduction by Dick Higgins on side A.

Limited to 200 copies. Slowscan records.