DEUXIEME FESTIVAL DE LA LIBRE EXPRESSION.

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DEUXIEME FESTIVAL DE LA LIBRE EXPRESSION.

Programme flyer announcing the performance by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik at the second Festival of Free Expression, organised by Jean-Jacques Lebel, on May 25, 1965. Mimeographed sheet, printed recto only. 27x21cm. Top left and right corner creases, with two short edge-tears.


Moorman and Paik intended to perform 'Robot Opera' on the street in front of the American Center, but, as the flyer states, "Robot has disappeared mysteriously on the way from Iceland to Paris in the international air labyrinth". Instead they performed their repertoire of pieces by Earle Brown, John Cage, Giuseppe Chiari, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Dick Higgins, La Monte Young, and their finale, "Variations on a Theme" by Saint-Saëns, notable for Moorman's first appearance in a transparent costume (a clear plastic drop cloth left by Ben Vautier as a prop for the following evening).

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