Robert Filliou

Robert Filliou (Sauve, FR, 1926- Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, FR, 1987)
Robert Filliou was a French filmmaker, action poet, sculptor and happening artist associated with Fluxus. In the winter of 1963, Filliou, together with his friend Joachim Pfeufer, developed the POIPOIDROM project, a linguistically inspired mixture of object, installation and performance, which sets a chain of questions in dialogue. In 1967, he moved to New York and a year later he moved to Dusseldorf, which at that time was one of the centers of Fluxus.  He was particularly close to George Brecht and together they made the film L’Hommage à Méliès and a few more rather short films, for which a humorous view of art, life and society are characteristic. In his actions, exhibitions and works, he repeatedly designed opposing worlds, categorically challenged rational logic and knowledge and emphasized the autonomy of individuals.

Optimistic box no.4 and no.5 
Paint on ceramic, plastic plug, paper sticker
Robert Filliou
Optimistic box no.4 and no.5
Paint on ceramic, plastic plug, paper sticker