Robert Filliou: Origins and Becomings of the Poïpoï

Vincent Meessen in conversation with Antony Hudek at Jan Mot, Brussels
27/04/2023, 18:30h

The “Poïpoï” is a cornerstone of Robert Filliou’s poetics, running through his entire oeuvre. The title of his first co-produced multiple (1961), structuring his first published text in 1963 (in the Belgian magazine Phantomas), and a script of an early dialogic performance, the Poïpoï resurfaces at regular intervals as a “poietic dynamic” and a foundation of his concept of permanent creation. Visited by prototypes of the Poïpoïdrome, center of permanent creation, as early as 1964 (Verviers), and again in 1975 (Brussels), Belgium was very early exposed to this life adventure begun with the architect Joachim Pfeufer in 1963.

Opting for an open discursive form, artist Vincent Meessen will lead a conversation with Antony Hudek about the historical and transcultural origins of Poïpoï and, in particular, its African component linked to the Dogon people.

The event coincides with the exhibition Robert Filliou: Funny Bones, curated by François Curlet at Jan Mot until April 29.

In English and French — limited capacity, no reservation.

Jan Mot
Petit Sablon / Kleine Zavel 10
1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 514 10 10