Robert Filliou

Robert Filliou (17 January 1926 – 2 December 1987) was a French Fluxus artist, who produced works as a filmmaker, “action poet,” sculptor, and happenings maestro.

In 1943, Filliou joined became a member of the French Communist Party during the war.

In 1947, Filliou traveled to the United States and work as a laborer for Coca-Cola in Los Angeles and achieved a masters in economics. In 1951, he took dual French-American nationality. He worked as a United Nations adviser and was sent to Korea for three years.

He lived in Egypt, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and France. He met his wife, Marianne Staffels, in Denmark.

In 1960, Filliou designed his first visual work, Le Collage de l’immortelle mort du monde (Collage of the Immortal Death of the World), a transcription of a random theater play comparable to a chessboard where individual experiences are expressed.

Filliou first proposed “Art’s Birthday” in 1963. He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on January 17 to be precise, Art was born. Filliou says it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. He also proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. Art’s Birthday was first publicly celebrated in 1973 in Auchen, Germany and at the same time in Paris, France.

In 1971, Filliou created la République géniale (the Republic of Genius) where people enter its territory to develop their genius rather than their talent and research is no longer the privileged domain of the person who knows, but of the person who does not know.

In his work Le Petit Robert Filliou, Filliou defined the principles of Poetic Economics and its scale of values. This work served as the script for a Super 8 film that he made in 1972 with Bob Guiny.

In 1974, Filliou produced Recherche sur l’origine, a work made of cloth 90 meters long and 3 meters high where spectators could walk around inside.

Video works by Filliou include: 14 Songs and 1 Riddle (1977, document of a performance), And So on, End So Soon: Done 3 times (1977), Porta Filliou (1977), Telepathic Music Nø7 – The Principle of Equivalence Carried to a Series of 5 (1977), Teaching and Learning as Performings Arts, Part 2, Video (1979). Filliou also produced video works at Vehicule in Montréal, and an obscure work done in the basement of the Pompidou.

Filliou worked together with artists such as Emmett Williams and George Brecht. In 1982, Filliou received the first Schwitters prize of the city of Hanover.

In 1977, Filliou moved to Canada and continued to work with video. Later, with his wife Marianne Staffels, Filliou withdrew for 3 years 3 months and 3 days to a Buddhist center in Les Eyzies, France.

Filliou died on 2 December 1987 in a monastery in Les Eyzies, France.

10 French Words

water (wardello)
red (rouge)
orange (orange)
purple (violet)
green (vert)
shoes (baskettes)
shirt (t-shirt)
grey (gris)
brown (brun)
yellow (jaune)
These words are important because they are the only words in french that i know!!

Comic Strip

This week the intermidiate class had to make a french comic strip about a super hero. I have a super hero named Jacky Chan Junior he likes to eat tacos and sardean sorbay. He came from the unknown world.

My Super Hero

My super hero’s name is Jackey Chan Junior.He has devil horns, devil ears, devil tail, and a pair of nunchuks. He is saitins son but he is not bad like saitin he is the opposite. Jacky Chan Junior is the Kung Fu master ever he totally pones in battle.

French Fashion Show

French Fashion Show

In the French fashion show I am a man with the fleur de lis the

French symbol. In Fleur de lis (fleur means flower) (Lis means

lily). In France or other French country’s the fleur de lis is also

called the symbol of light. I chose the fleur de lis because I had

nothing else to do.