This is the second issue of April 1976 and it was a present from Robert Varlez, one of my friends in Liège, remarkable artist and editor and printer of the M25 magazine during a decade.
The list of names that collaborated to the zine dazzles me. Anyway I scanned the back cover, so you can see for yourself.
Size: 18 X 24 cm
Cover by Arthur Spilliaert
Vispo by Jacques Calonne, Belgium.
Calonne was also part of Cobra and advocated himself as an "anti-expert" (my kind of guy).
For him musical scores, litterary writing and graphics were different perspectives OF THE SAME TIME FRAME, just aspects of the same poetic project.
Time became dense and more and more vertical!
Slow down spontaneaous creations to achieve a continuous joy or cry for life, like musical notations dancing on a sheet.
Contribution by Christian Dotremont, Belgium
Founded the Cobra movement, together with Asger Jorn the "ideological leaders" of the group.
The Logogrammes of CD always started from real sentences.
He transposed these in a free writing style on paper with astonishing results.
He explains in a Manifesto in issue 7 of the Cobra zine how he starts looking on writing in a different way almost by accident (this Manifesto has been translated and published in Xtant 4, see another entry on this blog).
Phrase from where CD started was: "on a tort d'être le gardien de but de ses moyens"
(we are wrong to be the goalkeeper of our own means)