2 December 2012
South London Gallery
This one-day event celebrates the life and legacy of Dom Sylvester Houédard, the Benedictine monk and concrete poet who was a pivotal figure in an international constellation of artists in the 1960s that included John Cage, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Allen Ginsberg. Participants include Stephen Bann, Guy Brett, Max Eastly, John Furnival, Lynda Morris, Rick Poynor, Jasia Reichardt, David Toop and Cerith Wyn Evans, among many others.
The long overdue homage to Houédard features a creative symposium, open-mic session, archival display, film screening, book launch and performances of a selection of his poem-scores. Organised by Nicola Simpson and Occasional Papers, with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation.