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Eugeni Bonet. ‘Lectures de Cirlot’

— Curated by José Luis Corazón Ardura

26 May — 10 June 2016

Eugeni Bonet. ‘Lectures de Cirlot’
Eugeni Bonet, "Lectures Permutaciones: Inger Permutaciones" (1997-1998), 18 min

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of poet, symbolist and art critic Juan Eduardo Cirlot in Barcelona, this exhibition revisits 'Lectures de Cirlot', a series of videos by Eugeni Bonet (Barcelona, 1954) devoted to exploring this outstanding figure.

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of poet, symbolist and art critic Juan Eduardo Cirlot in Barcelona, this exhibition revisits Lectures de Cirlot, a series of videos by Eugeni Bonet (Barcelona, 1954) devoted to exploring this outstanding figure. By drawing a link between his poetry and audiovisual images, the videos allow us to approach Cirlot through reflections on his intellectual context and life history made by figures that were closely connected to him, including Joan Perucho and his daughters Lourdes and Victoria Cirlot.

Bonet explores ideas that convey the aesthetic philosophy of the poet, such as alliteration, elimination or the development of so-called phonetic symbolism, through the use of images where first-hand accounts converge with a setting of some of the most experimental books by Cirlot.

Lectures de Cirlot is made up of five videos: Einai (12 min), Visio smaradigna (11 min), Homenaje a Bécquer (13 min 30 s), Inger, permutaciones (18 min) and Cristo cristal (11 min).

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