Text from e-flux:
The French artist Gil J Wolman (1929–1995) was a pioneer in researching the intersection and alteration of visual and textual languages. Wolman was an outstanding member of Lettrism. Created in the mid-1940s by the Rumanian-Parisian artist Isidore Isou, it maintained that the expressive heights of all artistic languages (poetry, music, painting and so forth) had already been reached. In order to initiate a new creative cycle, it was necessary, first and foremost, to go back to the beginnings, to deconstruct artistic languages. This meant a return to signs emptied of their semantic weight, that is, a return to letters. Due to the number and quality of the works, documents and publications included in this exhibition, it is a sort of encyclopaedia of Lettrism. The exhibition starts with the film L’Anticoncept (1951), which is projected onto a weather balloon rather than on a traditional screen. The image comes on and off, with the black and the white alternating intermittently and with different rhythms, and the sound consists of poems, brief reflections and syncopated texts falsely sung. Like Debord’s 1952 film Hurlements en faveur de Sade (Howls for Sade), Wolman’s film rejects iconographic narration and effects a strict application of Lettrist notions about film.
Click the link at the top for an English translation of the script - a beautiful piece of poetry in its own right.