The Poipoidrom | Le Poïpoïdrome | Das Poipoidrom | A Poipoidrom

Introduction to the reconstruction of Poïpoïdrom à Espace-Temps Réel No. 1 in 1998

The late fluxus artist, Robert Filliou, beside his numberless minute ideas, "objects", and "events" (these are miniature actions) worked on several major projects as well. He wrote a book entitled "Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts". He "rethought" the history of the universe applying three different categories when evaluating the past events: "bien fait"/"accomplished well", "mal fait"/"poorly", and "pas fait" or "not at all accomplished". (These three categories, on a higher level, will then imply "well" again.) The Poipoidrom is also modeling the world - in a simple, archaic and funny way. The name is the greeting word of the African Dogons who are well-known for their remarkably advanced civilization; and the Poipoidrom itself is a kind of building to host creativity (in its original form it is built up of wood, strings, bottles, and eggs; however it can also be developed into a whole complex of buildings).

Robert Filliou and Joachim Pfeufer fabricated the prototype of the Poipoidrom in 1976 for the Budapest Young Artists' Club. Its reconstruction at the end of the 20th century is not only a historical act or a tribute to the artist but to the piece as well for it is one of the most remarkable work of international installation art whose spiritual impact is valid to the present day.

Beke László

László Beke: Foreword to the publication

Robert Filliou (1926-1987) Biographie / Bibliography

1998 | Poipoidrom project | Artpool | kereső