Broodthaers Society of America
Lecture: Raf Wollaert, La Lumière Manifeste
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Reservations are required, seating is limited
520 West 143rd Street
1/A/B/C/D trains to 145th

Raf Wollaert is a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Antwerp, where he researches Marcel Broodthaers' use of film and media. Two years ago, when fourteen reel-to-reel tapes of Broodthaers reading some of his poetry were unearthed, Wollaert availed himself with the goal of giving the material the treatment it deserved. Working with the tape's eventual private collector, Wollaert and a team of experts—Lotte Beckwé, Saskia Gevaert, Maria Gilissen, and the MuKHA, Antwerp—remastered it into a gatefold vinyl record titled La Lumière Manifeste. The album is replete with scholarly liner notes by Beckwé, Gilissen, and Wollaert as well as a complete booklet, in French, of the poems.

Wollaert will present, play, and discuss this newly minted album at the opening reception. English translations of the poems will also be available.