RULES OF HYPERGRAPHY
EXTRAPOOL, NIJMEGEN, NL FROM 26 SEPTEMBER TO 5 OCTOBER.
Marc Matter, Karl Nawrot, Our Polite Society, Jörg Piringer, Roland Sabatier & al.
"Hypergraphy" is an artistic practice developed by the Lettrist avant-garde in the 1950's. They defined it as “introducing into alphabetic writing not only the art of painting, but the graphics of all people or social categories past and present, as well as the graphics or anti-graphics of every individual imagination”. By means of a timeline drawn by artist Roland Sabatier, the exhibition shows how the Lettrists situated hypergraphy within the history of writing and painting. It further assembles works by turntablist Marc Matter, (typo)graphic designer Karl Nawrot, graphic designers Our Polite Society and sound poet Jörg Piringer, each of them exemplifying uses of signs and letters that goes beyond writing. The accompanying publication works as a subtext for the exhibition. It provides further insight into the concept of hypergraphy, but also prolongs the investigation by taking a detour into the relation between the Lettrists and the punks.
Friday September 26th at 7 pm: Exhibition opening and presentation of the publication. The exhibition is accessible during the Nijmeegse Kunstnacht on Saturday 27th and every day from Sunday 28th September to Sunday 5 October, from 1pm to 6pm. The entrance is free of charge.
Saturday October 4th at 7pm: Lectures/performances with sound works by Marc Matter and Jörg Piringer and a piece for lights based on a hypergraphic score by Roland Sabatier. The performances starts at 8 pm and lasts until 10 pm, followed by an after program until midnight. The entrance cost 5 euros.
EXTRAPOOL, Tweede Walstraat 5, 6511 LN Nijmegen, NL