Response to an inquiry from La Tour de Feu


Having become aware of the questionnaire that La Tour de Feu [The Tower of Fire] "believes necessary and urgent" to make connections between painting and poetry, at the heart of a revolution that assumes [the form of] the "formless," we will not surprise anyone in avowing that this matter does not appear to us to permit a response.

But, despite this, we believe it that it would be useful to a thought visibly more mystified than mystifying for us to propose to you several subjects for meditation: what connections can one establish between your questions and intelligence, even intelligence that is not advanced? between your vocabulary and the French language? between your existence and the 20th century?

For the Lettrist International

(Published in Potlatch #26, 7 May 1956. Translated from the French by NOT BORED!)

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