3 variations sur l'Etude n°1

9 May 2017, 20:30

Event in London


Organized by Lore Lixenberg

IKLECTIK hosts the UK launch of CRU the annual magazine of La Plaque Tournante, in collaboration with Keiko Yoshida and THE WIRE magazine. Featuring films and contributions on Pauline Oliveros + Ione (by Acquaviva) and Henri Chopin (by Beju) Hem-ish, Dufour, and Wolman and Live performances by Johannes Kreidler, Trevor Wishart, Broutin, Francois Poyet, Frederic Acquaviva and Lore Lixenberg.

On this occasion Broutin presents 3 variations sur l'étude n°1, 1974-2017, 12'

sculpture in three movements

April 10, 2017

First movement: rue Saint-André-des-Arts

Rue Saint-André-des-Arts. I ring at the street door. "Hello, it's Broutin!" The door opens. I step into the entryway. The second door opens, leading to the narrow stairs. I go up to the second floor. The apartment door opens revealing Isou wearing a wool bonnet in all seasons. We exchange the usual greetings. I enter the small space. To the left a minuscule room: bathroom/kitchen/studio. A sink, a bathtub—which is used for drying canvases when he is painting—a toilet. On the right two small rooms in a row. The whole place is about twenty square meters. The first room has bookshelves that hold his manuscripts, books, and works in progress. The second one is where we meet. A bed back on the right side, a little table in front of a window that looks out on the courtyard, a wooden chair. On the left a wardrobe where he hangs his clothing. On the table lies the work he is currently doing. A school notebook whose pages he tears out as he finishes writing them. All that on top of a piece of blue carpet torn off the bedroom flooring. If we don't have much to talk about, he stays seated on the chair and I stand by the window. The heat is suffocating: 80ºF all winter. If we need to talk longer about our common projects, he goes to sit on the bed, I turn the chair toward him and take my turn sitting in it. Once a month we leave the apartment together and go to a restaurant.

Lettrist corporal art work (sculpture in three movements). Broutin 2016

Traduction : David Seaman



March 25 - April 27, 2017

Frédéric Acquaviva, Tomomi Adachi, Silva Gabriéla Béju, Broutin, Henri Chopin, Denis Dufour, Bernard Heidsieck, Hém-Ish, Ione, Johannes Kreidler, Katherine Liberovskaya, Loré Lixenberg, Jacques Lizène, Alvin Lucier, Alex Mincek, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, François Poyet, Trevor Wishart and Gil J Wolman.



December 9-10-11, 2016

Launch of Cru Magazine issue 2

Art Book Fair Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin


CRU #2

December 8, 2016

CRU is the annual magazine that documents what ’s happening or what could have happened at La Plaque Tournante

“2.1. OU:UR:SOURCE” (April 3rd - May 20h, 2015)

“2.2. BROUTIN STEP BY STEP THE NON-PAINTER GRAZES” ( June 26th - August 18th, 2015)

“2.3. WOLMAN = LETTRISM + DETOURNEMENT” (September 19th - November 13th, 2015)




October 18, 2016

Le concerto pour une bouche et 4 membres écrit en 1976, joué plusieurs fois partiellement, a été créé pour la première fois, dans sa version intégrale (réalisée par Frédéric Acquaviva) en 2009  au Théâtre du Temps à Paris. Le concerto berlinois a été créé en 2012 au Macbeth à Londres. Enfin le Concerto n°3 en partie aphonistique a été exécuté pour la première fois au Nessmith-Lane auditorium (Georgia Southern University) à Statesboro en 2015.  L’oeuvre proposée est un mix réalisé en direct à partir des enregistrements de ces trois concertos.

Né en 1948 en France, BROUTIN vit et travaille à Berlin. Il a rejoint le mouvement lettriste en 1968 et est resté depuis une des personnalités la plus active de ce groupe, comme peintre, poète, musicien, cinéaste et éditeur. Ses oeuvres sont présentes dans de nombreux musées et bibliothèques publics ainsi que dans des collections privées.

Thot #4 antiperiodical lettrist magazine

September 15, 2016

Dedicated to the relationships between Lettrisme and body, dance and theater, with Isidore Isou's text on lettrist body art and works by Hugo Bernard, Broutin, Anne-Catherine Caron, Damien Dion, Jean-Pierre Gillard, Isidore Isou, François Poyet and Roland Sabatier, as well as quotations of Isou on theater by Frédéric Alix.

72 pages, black and white, 5 euros

purchase : www.revue toth@yahoo.fr

music for deaf people

June 24, 2016

Exhibition at La Plaque Tournante.


excordist portraits

June 6, 2016

Excordist portraits
This edition is composed of 20 numbered copies signed by the author and 250 standard copies. 28 pages, size 21 x 21 cm, cover paperback, binding staple bound. Dmitrijs Fjodorovs photos, David Seaman translation and Nenad Boharevic grafic design.
Numbered copie 40 €, standard 10 €.
Editions Atelier Lettriste | workshop@gpbroutin.com


Exposition lettriste

March 4 - April 2, 2016

Galerie SATELLITE, 7 rue F. de Neufchâteau, 75011 Paris

Broutin, Françoise Canal, Maria Faustino, Jacques Gelpe, Christiane Guymer, Maurice Lemaître, François Poyet, Hélène Richol, Marie-Thérèse Richol-Müller, Alain Satié, Danny Tayarda et...

Coordinatrice M.-T. Richol-Müller
SALC Société des amis du lettrisme et du créatisme

body body

January 20, 2016

Exhibition at La Plaque Tournante.