The Table

Performance type: 
Happening
Description: 
The event "La Table" had been invented by Ben-Alocco-Bozzi. We had considered several versions. It was programmed by "Total Art" (Ben) "Identités" (theater group created around my publication) and more generally "Fluxus," as the poster suggests. This is why “guest” participants were not all "Fluxus," such as the poets Jean-Pierre Charles, Regine Lauro, the painter Ernest Pignon-Ernest, photographers Jacques and Michou Strauch, the sculptor Jean-Claude Farhi, some friends. Arman arrived as a spectator around 21:30, joined us on stage.
For Fluxus, there was Annie and Ben Vautier, Robert Bozzi, Pietropaoli, Marcel Alocco.
The audience, about forty or fifty spectators, (vague memory) remained in the room, [attended but did not participate, Ed] to a kind of buffet ... as for an opening.
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy  Ben
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | photographie de la performance "La Table", 1966 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Ben
Creator: 
Marcel Alocco
Ben
Robert Bozzi
Performer: 
Marcel Alocco
Ben
Robert Bozzi
Annie Vautier
Arman
Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Jean-Pierre Charles
Michou Strauch
Jacques Strauch
Jean-Claude Farhi
Producer: 
Marcel Alocco
Theoretical background: 
Our idea had been, for Robert Bozzi and me, to create an event without an author, or in which all participants would be considered authors. Unfortunately, Ben, as usual, wanted to show off. And as usual he proclaimed himself the author. Hence the publication, two days later, on loose leaves (or leaflets) of a letter to Ben entitled "Bastards authors," which ended with: "We have not finished with these bastards authors ! "
Occurence: 
Documents: 

Salauds d'auteur

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Lettre ouverte de Marcel Alocco à Ben suite à la création de "La Table"
21 x 29,7 cmALOCCO
Lettre ouverte de Marcel Alocco à Ben suite à la création de "La Table" page une sur deux | © Marcel Alocco | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Lettre ouverte de Marcel Alocco à Ben suite à la création de "La Table", page une sur deux | © Marcel Alocco | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Lettre ouverte de Marcel Alocco à Ben suite à la création de "La Table", page deux sur deux | © Marcel Alocco | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Lettre ouverte de Marcel Alocco à Ben suite à la création de "La Table", page deux sur deux | © Marcel Alocco | Courtesy Marcel Alocco

Extrait d'une publication de Ben non datée

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Extrait d'une publication de Ben non datée
BEN_VA
Marcel Alocco, Ben, Robert Bozzi | trace de la performance "La Table", 1966 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy Marcel Alocco

Document annonçant l'événement "La Table"

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Document annonçant l'événement "La Table"
ALOCCO
Document annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Document annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco

Affiche

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table"
ALOCCO
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco

Affiche

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table"
ALOCCO
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco
Affiche annonçant l'événement "La Table" | © DR | Courtesy Marcel Alocco