Jacques Donguy

Jacques Donguy (FR, 1943)
Jacques Donguy is a French poet, performer, translator and art critic, pioneer of Digital Poetry (as early as the first personal computers appeared in 1983). In his performances, he uses random processes: starting with typography (Atari 520ST), then using aleatoric typology, 2D and 3D images, short films, looping sounds creating an expanded formula of Verbal and Sound-Visual Poetry; the goal is to develop generalized semantics. Jacques Donguy co-managed the gallery J & J Donguy in Paris from 1981 to 2000 with his brother. He brought out an anthology of Augusto de Campos, the Brazilian concrete poet, published by Les presses du réel. He has taught at l’Université Paris I.