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UNTEL, 1975-1980


“Everyday Life”, 2013: Department Store-like environment, 6 months of «current events» in Paris (January–June 1977). The themes treated are housing, expulsions, the police, banks, unemployment, sex, cafĂ©s and bars, cultural sites, radio and television, the written press, public gardens, trips, the Metro, urban detritusthe, elections campaigns, inauguration of Beaubourg (the Pompidou Centre), interviews…, 1600 objects displayed on wood metal and plexiglass stands, silkscreened prints, photographs, packaging «blisters», adhesives, stamps, plastifications, sound track.


Blinkers”, 1972: Plywood painted in black, 4×21 cm. Performance “Registre des utopies”, intervention in the metro and the streets of Paris, 1972–1978


“Informations stop, 1974: A pair of spectacles, ear muffs, distribution of tracts (1000 standard format: 21×29,7 cm, examples from different daily newspapers, rubber stamped). Performance “Registre des utopies”, intervention in the streets of Paris, 1974-1975


“Happiness for you, what is it?, 1975: Streamer, questionnaire. Performance «Registre des utopies» with the Mike Westbrook Brass Band, intervention in the streets in the city-centre of Bordeaux, exhibition Sigma 11, Bordeaux.”


“End, 1975: Plywood, painted text, textile straps and metallic buckles 130x50x3,5 cm, distribution of tracts (29,7×21 cm) with stamped impression of the word “FIN”. Performance (sandwich-man) «Registre des utopies», intervention in the streets in the city-centre of Bordeaux, exhibition Sigma 11, Bordeaux.”


“The Irreversible, 1978: Inscription of the word in the landscape, 30 tons of white stones, 19×100 m. Auzole (Le Causse), exhibition Nationale 20, Cahors. Fatality Inscription of the word in the landscape with a brush cutter, 10×70 m. Auzole (Le Causse), exhibition Nationale 20, Cahors.”


“Tourist, 1978: Housepainter’s outfits and silkscreened T-shirts, cameras, badges and adhesives. «ClichĂ©s» projected simultaneously, intervention in the streets of the city-centre of Cahors, exhibition Nationale 20, Cahors.”


“Le dĂ©jeuner sur l’herbe”, Grand Palais, Paris 1975

Heute erst entdeckt: Die französische KĂĽnstlergruppe UNTEL, die von 1975-1980 zahlreiche Performances, Aktionen und Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum durchfĂĽhrte. Zu dem Trio gehörte Jean-Paul Albinet, Philippe Cazal und Alain Snyers (der 1978 die Gruppe verlässt und dessen Platz Wilfrid Rouff einnimmt). Das Museum fĂĽr zeitgenössische Kunst in StraĂźburg stellt gerade deren Installation “Vie quotidienne” aus – eine Art verpackte Momentaufnahme des urbanen Alltags aus dem Jahr 1977, im Stil eines Supermarktes. Man kann dort lange zwischen in Plastik abgepackter Erde aus öffentlichen Parks, Jobangebote, Zeitungsartikel, Fotografien und Postkarten herumstöbern und dies alles wird natĂĽrlich auch mit authentischen StraĂźengeräuschen untermalt. Leider gibt es nur eine (vergriffene) Publikation der Gruppe: Publikation.

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