"we had developed the concept of the Fete Permanente, or Eternal Network as we chose to translate it into English, which, we think, should allow us to spread this spirit more efficiently than before […] In April we announced our intentions in a poster, and sent it to our numerous correspondants." Filliou: op. cit., p. 203
“despite the fact that Brecht and Filliou’s poster was the first announcement of the Eternal Network, the rhetoric of its language seemed to suggest not only that the Cédille was part of a larger structure that would proceed indefinitely into the future, but also that the shop was part of something that had always been.” Harren: op. cit.
"[Ray Johnson] held an impressive total of six NYCS meetings in 1968. The first took place at the Religious Society of Friends Meeting House in Manhattan in April (before your move to Long Island). If I recall correctly, nothing - in proper Cageian style - happened at that meeting." Bourdon: op. cit.
“The first meeting of the New York Correspondence School took place on April 1, 1968. To all appearances, nothing happened. Since 1961, Johnson had held events titled Nothings in a stance of opposition to Happenings. He organized various meetings (such as the Seating-Meeting) about which he wrote reports and chronicles that he then photocopied and distributed by mail to those attending as well as to unknown recipients (making it possible for an unexpected audience to receive his work and participate in future events). This non-exclusive, random form of distribution became a recurrent model for mail art.” Marcin, Mauricio: Mail Art from Mexico (via the world):An Erratic Investigation, in: post.at.moma.org
"This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others." aaa.si.edu
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