Dufrêne is ULTRA LETTRIST (It is he who created the term) because he has abandoned Lettrism writing for automatic CRI-RYTHME. Automatism is no more the application to writing of concepts (preserved in Surrealist images) but the articulate language – and inarticulate – of the intrinsic material of the human voice. It brings the exclusively sonic poetry a new and personal solution.
Villeglé has not come to Ultra Lettrism for the shift of Lettrism he has good friendships with certain personalities in the movement. His searches are PARALLEL. It is for the ‘cause’ of Ultra Letters overcome the harmony with Haines (introduce the word in -ism) which is joined Grâmmes.
The Ultra Lettrists are the signs in other signification to the pure form, so non-readable, except in the sense of graphically set - obtaining cybernetic for through glasses of taps – The energy of this mechanism, the dada pace and in the metagraphic act (Ultra-Lettrist) since its beyond alphabetic writing. It is here a superior synthesis parts the two sources of opposed inspiration.
Estivals is Ultralettrist on the plastic level. His search for the exact writing was conducted in 1949 with the discovery of a new system of writing: complememnt of word; Notiography. In this sense it is beyond letters (Alphabet). This new procedure is entirely different to Isouien Metagraphy and Hypergraphy on which it is meanwhile collaborating. It is different also as much in form as in spirit in disregarding the graphical aesthetic of Isou as it adds the Exact Science of Writing.
DIFFERENTIAL NOTE ON THE ULTRA-LETTRISM OF VILLEGLÉ, DUFRÊNE AND ESTIVALS
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