vendredi 16 octobre 2020



(ci-dessus deux oeuvres de Roland Sabatier visibles au Centre Pompidou, une des toiles de la série Le Roman du Soulèvement de la Jeunesse, à gauche, et à droite Le Petit théâtre hypergraphique, respectivement 1964 et 1965)

mercredi 22 avril 2020


                                                                  Joël Hubaut, Fist Noise, detail, pencil and ink on paper, 2011
Frédéric Acquaviva


opera for voices, dead electronics & video, 69'
from 04.23.2020, h.12:00 - to 04.24.2020, h.12:00
on the new studioconcreto website that will be activated in conjunction with the event

Frédéric Acquaviva (b.1967, FR), sound artist and composer of experimental music, since 1990 has explored the relation between voice and language, sound and meaning, constantly overcoming convention and formats. In 2019 he composed ANTIPODES, opera for voices, electronics, videos, and possible actions (with Joël Hubaut, Dorothy Iannone and Loré Lixenberg). It is a kind of sound paraphrase that reminds the narrative division of the Divine Comedy (Hell-Purgatory-Paradise), and in this work Acquaviva becomes the mediator of the research of the artist and poet Joël Hubaut (b.1947, FR). Since the early 1970s, Hubaut has developed a reflection on art and societies focused on epidemics and contamination, and has constructed a rhizome-like process of signs and "epidemic writing" that has invaded all kinds of support, object, body, or place. 
ANTIPODES, a "pre-Covid" work that in the current situation gains the value of a premonition, has the function of a schizophrenic diegesis. We trace this diegesis both in the words and in the sections that characterise the work: they bring us to a fragmented reading of data, and the work switches between screenshots and long visual pauses, made by the three colours that symbolically identify the phases of the narration. ANTIPODES is not a consolatory composition, it hardly comes to entertain. Quite the opposite, it broadens the sensory tenets into a drift of serendipity. This drift subverts the temporal character of listening under the pressure of words, "stroboscopic" images and sounds that establish a direct relation with the body. 
The presentation text written by Frédéric Acquaviva for the event is clearly pointing out the relation between words and visual representation as a generative action of an extensible process. The text is an invitation to take part in the ANTIPODES experiment, presented in loop for 24 hours in the new web platform of studioconcreto, a buffer access space that we have chosen to name exscenario. Moreover, with ANTIPODES we have launched a series of artistic interventions in which we would explore the centrality of the desktop, a space that in this moment, more than ever, becomes a space for relations, information, work, and learning.

The online platform exscenario is financed by the project Scuola Popolare - sei performance di parola tra le architetture INA-Casa, a project that won the prize "Creative Living Lab - II Edizione" (2019) of the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity and Urban Regeneration.

 Frédéric Acquaviva, sound artist and composer of experimental and acousmatic music, creator of “chronopolyphonic” installations, Acquaviva has worked on the notion of “oxymoron” and in the intersection of instrumental or voice with computer editing since 1990, living in Paris, Berlin and London. He sometimes includes videotexts or live streams, mixing a conceptual approach with physical body sounds. He has given 200 concerts in places such as Experimental Intermedia (NY), Deep Listening Institute (NY), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Huddersfield Festival (UK), Spor Festival (DK), Berghain (Berlin), MAAT (Lisboa), Festival Futura (Crest), La Fenice (Venezia), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and had monographic radio diffusions on Radio France, Deutschlandradio Kultur and BBC- Radio 3. He worked with avant-garde poets such as Pierre Guyotat, Isidore Isou, Bernard Heidsieck, Dorothy Iannone, Henri Chopin, Jean-Luc Parant, Joël Hubaut and also with the mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg with whom he runs the magazine CRU and La Plaque Tournante. He is published by Al Dante / Les Presses du Réel and is represented by Satellite Gallery in Paris. His soundart multiples and records are in the Collection of Bibliothèque Kandinsky / Centre Pompidou (Paris), MACBA (Barcelona) and Beinecke Library (Yale University) as well as in several private collections such as The White Archives (USA).

mercredi 26 février 2020


Second edition, enriched with unpublished photos and works, printed in 20 copies, of which 5 are numbered and signed by the author.

The first edition was published by the Editions de Cluny in 1991 on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Galerie de Paris, Paris, 1991

An edition composed of 80 pages, size 21 x 21 cm, cover paperback, binding staple bound.

Numbered copy 50 €, standard copy (on demand) 30 €.

Editions Atelier Lettriste |


samedi 15 février 2020


L'Expérience de l'externité et le soulèvement de la jeunesse. Œuvres et documents à propos du "socialisme des créateurs" d'Isidore Isou.

Vernissage : jeudi 20 février, 18h – 20h30

Isidore Isou, Introduction à une reconsidération de Michel-Ange (1/20), 1986, huile sur toile

Isidore Isou, n’est pas seulement le fondateur du mouvement lettriste, ou l’auteur du film exceptionnel Traité de bave et d’éternité (1951) : c’est aussi, et tout à la fois, un romancier, un peintre, un artiste qu’il convient d’appeler conceptuel, l’auteur d’une oeuvre économique et politique.

Isou oppose internes qui font partie du circuit économique et externes qui en sont exclus c’est à dire la jeunesse, les inactifs ou tout ceux qui sont insatisfaits de leur situation dans la société.

Il écrit dans Le Soulèvement de la jeunesse et la classe ouvrière, Nouvelle Génération Lettriste n°3 (1970) "Nous devons aller plus loin et former d'abord des syndicats d'étudiants, de lycéens, d'apprentis, basés sur les conceptions externistes, c'est à dire considérant que la situation d'esclavage et de surexploitation hiérarchique de la jeunesse, qui dépense des énergies gratuites pour atteindre sa placé désirée, est distincte de la situation du prolétariat, qui vend sa force de travail sur le marché, qui fabrique des marchandises et qui est volé de sa plus-value par le capital."
Horaires d'ouverture : du jeudi au samedi, 14h – 19h
Vernissage : jeudi 20 février, 18h – 20h30
Exposition : 21 février – 21 mars 2020


lundi 20 janvier 2020


"hello all,

2020 will be my 30th years of composing music and many exciting things are already planned over the year starting with :
- my new record, a QR code record without record limited edition at 120 copies, "ANTIPODES", my new 69 minutes opera for voices (Joël Hubaut - who also wrote the text -, Dorothy Iannone and Loré Lixenberg), dead electronics and video (distributed by Les Presses du Réel / Souffle Continu / Lecointre et Drouet)
- mentions of my artist book "Musique Pédagogique" in the ZKM "Sound Art" Anthology (MIT, 2020)
- and the good news of the Beinecke Library (Yale University) purchasing 4 multiples, 25 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 hybrid record and 6 books

more detailed news on

all best, F"