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SCREENING: Arrabal’s Viva la Muerte!

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Nov 11, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Segal Theatre

We regret that Fernando Arrabal is unable to join us due to health complications. Instead, we will screen his 1971 film Viva la Muerte! (Long Live Death!) at 6:30pm.

This event is dedicated to his impressive body of work and invaluable contributions to theatre, art, film, and literature. We wish him all the best and a swift recovery.
A self-described “desterrado,” “half-expatriate, half-exiled,” Arrabal was born in Melilla, Spain, but  settled in Paris in 1955. He was a friend of Andy Warhol and Tristan Tzara and spent three years as a member of André Breton’s Surrealist group. In 1962, Arrabal co-founded the Panic Movement with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor, and was elected Transcendent Satrap of the Collège de ‘Pataphysique in 1990, putting him in the company of Marcel Duchamp, Eugène Ionesco, Man Ray, Boris Vian, Dario Fo, Umberto Eco  and Jean Baudrillard.

Arrabal has directed seven full-length feature films; he has published over 100 plays, 14 novels, 800 poetry collections, chapbooks, and artist’s books; several essays, and his notorious “Letter to General Franco” during the dictator’s lifetime.

Presented in collaboration with Spain Culture New York- Consulate General of Spain and Performa as part of Performa 13.

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