Serge Segay (1947-2014)


Serge Segay (1947-2014)

Serge Sigei 19.03.1947 - 21.09.2014.

Today the sad news of the death of another Visual Poet and writer/artist reached us. Serge Segay died this sunday.

News came from Russia (Dmitry Babenko) which published the news on facebook.

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Serge Segay born in 1947 in Murmansk (in Northern Russia), from 1974 he lived in Yeisk (on the Azov sea), from 1997 in St. Petersburg, from 1998 in Kiel, Germany.

Wrote his first zaum and abstract poems in 1962, when the "Anarcho-Futuristic group" was founded in Vologda.
Since 1971 he has produced pictographical poems, unique in Russian poetry; first founder of visual poetry movement in Russian Literature;

Some examples of zaum poems and experimental prose published in the magazine "Urbi" (1993, 1996, 1997), almanach "Index-2" (1993), antology "Zevgma: russian poetry from manierism to post-modernism" (1940), antology "Samizdat of the Century" (1997).

His visual poems have been published in the emigrant almanach "Rough Copy" (USA), american magazines "Score", "Ozone", "World Letter", "Lost and Found Times", and in issues of "Doc(k)s", "Offerta speciale", "Collegamenty Wobbly" and in many other international editions.

His articles about the poetry of Russian Futurism are published in "Zaum Futurism and Dadaism in Russian Culture" (Bern, 1991), "Russian Avant-Garde Literature" (Trento, 1992), "Russian Literature" (Amsterdam, 1986) and in Russian publications.....

In 1992 he published the complete poetry of the futurist Vasilisk Gnedov (Trento), in 1993 - organized the first publication of unknown texts by Alexei Khrouchonyh and Kasimir Malewitch....

Worked with tape recorder since 1985, sound performances include: "Hommage a Luiggi russolo" (S.Petersbourg, 1998), "The Breathing of Cannibal" (Bremen, Neues Museum Weserbourg, 1998), "Sounds of Shaman" (Berlin, Bobeobi Festival, 1994), "Assistances" (Budapest, Polyphonix-26, 1994) and others.


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Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 10, 2016 at 5:58am

Exhibit with work by Serge Segay in Netherlands:

Er is niet alleen mailart te zien en de nadruk ligt op Visuele poëzie. Mooi werk van Segay en Nikonova en een boek van 430 pagina’s met heel veel afbeeldingen. Samenstellers: Lemmens en Stommels. Zeer de moeite waard. Oplaag 500 exemplaren. Het eerste exemplaar werd aangeboden aan August, een zoon van het Russische echtpaar. De tentoonstelling duurt nog tot half januari.

Hier vind je meer informatie:

Comment by Tulio Restrepo on April 18, 2015 at 4:08pm

Dear Ruud,

Great post about the Master Serge Segay. I admire him and his visual poetry.

Keep in touch!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 18, 2015 at 4:04pm

Serge's work at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Netherlands:

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 18, 2015 at 2:30pm

see: for more details and this photo.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 18, 2015 at 2:29pm

see: where their son is building a site with their work.

Comment by John M. Bennett on March 1, 2015 at 2:13pm

Great stuff!!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 10:26am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 10:25am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 10:24am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 10:23am


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