LUDO MICH

Side A: Living room performance with Crank Sturgeon, May 2014, recorded by Crank Sturgeon.

Side B: Materialization Of The Intangible, excerpt of a performance at Poortgebouw Rotterdam with Djuna…
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My Tailor Is Rich is an underground film by Ludo Mich after a one-act play by Werner Verstraeten. The film – now on DVD – was originally shot on 16mm in 1971. ‘My tailor is rich, but my English is poor’ is the first phrase of ‘L’Anglais sans peine’, an English method for French-speaking people written by Alphonse Chérel in 1929. Chérel’s method of acquiring English inspired Eugène Ionesco’s to write his absurdist debut ‘La Contatrice Chauve’ (The Bald Soprano) in 1950…
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Arthur Is Fantastic is a b/w Fluxus film that portraits Arthur Indenbaum and turns him into a work of art by obliterating the boundaries between art and life. Arthur Indenbaum was the son of an American diamond dealer who had come to Antwerp in the late 1960s to be trained in his father’s business. Soon, however, Arthur found his way into the lively art and music scene of Antwerp of the period where he liked to…
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Lysistrata is a comedy by Aristophanes that was staged for the first time in Athens in 411 BC. The main character, Lysistrata, is a strong-headed woman who persuades women from various warring states in ancient Greece to deny their men all sexual pleasures in an effort to force them to end the interminable Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC). After a period of heated and comical battles of the sexes, the men succumb to the women’s demands. The warring…
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Deus Ex Machina is a choreography for a female and a male body, filmed and edited in 1970 by Ludo Mich, who also added a soundtrack and animated drawings to the film. The b/w film shows close-ups of two naked bodies caught up in a seemingly improvised choreography. The couple’s movements are both intimate and uncomfortable. Their nakedness is real. Their skins glow, itch and hurt with life. There’s…
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