Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Movie Movie

Lorine Niedecker, in Wisconsin, saying “What sheer bunk style is!”

And Yves Klein (nom de guerre: “Yves the Monochrome”), in Paris, publishing a four-page newspaper (Le Dimanche), writing a manifesto in the form of a caption:

The Monochrome, who is also a fourth dan black belt judo champion, regularly practice dynamic levitation! (with or without a net, at the risk of his life). He means to be in shape to go into space soon to join his favorite work: an aerostatic sculpture composed of 1,001 blue balloons, which, in 1957, escaped from his exhibition into the sky over Saint-Germain-des-Pres never to return. To liberate sculpture from the base has been his preoccupation for a long time.