Territory n°0 of the Genial Republique: 9 weeks Research of Futurology

Robert Filliou


Installation, variable dimensions.
Materials: mixed media

Collection: Collection LAM, Villeneuve d' Ascq.

Excerpt of the conversation between Robert Filliou (RF) and Irmeline Lebeer (IL), Flayosc, France, August 1976.

IL: We were cut in the phrase where you were saying something about calling it Research in Futurology, because…

RF: It was a constant creation with themes from the future. But also a renewed questioning of the past.

IL: You said new themes were also appearing, like the ‘Genius Republic’.

RF: Like the Genius Republic, which I conceived it in that period. I think it was just a note where I said: ‘Today I spent the day thinking about the Genius Republic.’ There was also another thing, another day, but that’s just a drawing that says: ‘Genius is having followers’. It’s something I then revisited in Research on Pre-Biology, which is a work on fabric like Research on the Origin, but this time small: only 20 metres long…

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