Le siège des idées

Robert Filliou


Book, 12.8 x 10.8 x 0.7 cm, 32 p.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. UFO2013_021).

Le siège des idées is made in collaboration with mathematician Edwige Regenswetter. Robert Filliou often tried to collaborate with mathematicians or scientists to evaluate and broaden his propositions and ideas.

Excerpt of the conversation between Robert Filliou (RF) and Irmeline Lebeer (IL), Flayosc, France, August 1976.

RF: Yes. Edwige really belongs to the post-68 generation, as we say in France. They’re very generous with their left-wing (or extreme left-wing) ideas. It’s people like her who will change the world. And she, certainly, fights men in their own territory. She’s teaching students who are mostly older than her, and she’s been doing it for two years, at Vincennes, at Sorbonne. She did that already at twenty-five. But we’ll see if she can help me. That reminds me that I should give you the little book, so you can show it to Paul. It could be published quite fast and easily, if he agrees. I’d be very happy about it, for us and for her.

[It was published: in French as Robert Filliou: Le Siège des idées. Analyse logique de Edwige Regenwetter by Editions Lebeer Hossman, Brussels–Hamburg, 1977, and in English as Robert Filliou: The Seat of Ideas. A Logical Analysis by Edwige Regenwetter, by Calgary Press, Calgary, 1978.]

Ed. Lebeer Hossmann, Brussels-Hamburg, 900 ex., numbered from 26 to 195, the first 25 ex. are accompagnied by a pastel on paper (21 x 13 cm, signed)

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