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Wireless Time/Time Without Strings

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...[Translators’ note: the French term “sans fil” presents difficulties in English for its double meaning of “radio,” or formerly “wireless,” and “without strings or wires.” We have therefore translated the term differently at different points...

Alfred Jarry

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alfred Jarry was born on September 8, 1873 in Laval (Mayenne). His father, Anselme Jarry was a commercial contractor, and his mother was Caroline Quernest. Jarry received a good education at the lycées in Laval, Saint-Brieuc...

Isidore Ducasse

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Isidore Ducasse was born on April 4, 1846 in Montevideo (Uruguay). His father, François Ducasse, emigrated to “Amérique Méridionale” or “Banda Oriental” (as Uruguay was then called), became a clerk and then a chancellor at the French...

Mandrágora

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Mandrágora, Chile’s foremost artistic movement of the twentieth century, finds its origins at in the chance meeting in high school of Braulio Arenas, Enrique Gómez-Correa, and Teófilo Cid. “Mandrágora came directly out of surrealism,” says...

Romania

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Summary Although there was no self-declared surrealist group in Romania until the 1940s—when Gherasim Luca, Gellu Naum, Virgil Teodorescu, Trost (whose given name Dolfi, for Adolf, he omitted from all his surrealist texts), and Paul Păun...

College of ’Pataphysics

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Pataphysics as a term was introduced to the public in Les Jours et les nuits (Days and Nights), a novel by Alfred Jarry published in 1897, and it was defined in Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien (Exploits and Opinions...

Animals

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The urban milieu of the city of Paris was both the physical and in no small way the symbolic backdrop against which surrealism unfolded. Its centrality is famously codified in Aragon’s Paris Peasant and Breton’s Nadja as well...

Set Design

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Stage settings, lighting and props; production photographs of plays, ballets, and operas; evocative sketches for scenography proposals: at a glance, set design of any kind often evokes more than a hint of surrealism. Though it’s a topic...

Theatre

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...At times the theatre was a controversial domain for the early surrealists, one that fascinated and repelled them in equal measure. The reason for this ambivalence is perhaps conveyed well by the film Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), penned...

Czechoslovakia

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded in 1934 and still vibrant today, surrealism in Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia) has good claim to be considered the most significant international manifestation of the movement after France. This is partly on account of its...