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RUINES D'AVENIR

MICHEL BUTOR, BERNARD ALLIGAND, PATRICIA ERBELDING, BERTRAND DORNY, ANNE WALKER, MAXIME GODARD, GÉRARD EPPELÉ

 

2016 SGDL Grand Prix for Poetry Ruines d’Avenir, a tapestry book *

Fascinated by the monumental tapestry of the Apocalypse in Angers castle,

Michel Butor is the ferryman of the visions of Saint John.

Ruins of the future marks a paradoxical tension: the future is in ruins; from the ruins the future is born.

“This is the crisis of the future, find your utopias to save what can be”.

To sing about the fabulous and lush tapestry, to also say what he sees from the height of his ninety years,

Michel Butor composed a poem of seven epistles edited in the form of seven precious artists' books.

Unpublished text illuminated with original compositions by each artist including the poet. The work covers a multitude of techniques: carborundum engraving, photography, textiles, postcard, sand, pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, red chalk, felt, ink.

Original edition 2013 to 12 copies, 2 HC. Each copy is numbered and signed with the colophon by the author and the artist.

7 leporellos, form. square 18 cm, unfolded by 3 m each. Text composed in Garamont type, printed on Moulin du Gué 270 g by Groupe Prenant (casing).

Price upon request

Inauguration of the exhibition at the Château d'Angers

Exhibition at the Ceccano library in Avignon

Mireille Calle-Gruber's decryption-overview
Michel Butor - Francoise Alligand - Bernard Alligand