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 March 1, 2015 at 11:23am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 11:22am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 11:21am

went through my archive and found the portfolio of Serge's and rea's work they sent me over the years.  Also from the 90-ies when the situation in Russia wasn't that good.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 2, 2015 at 7:10pm


Fractal Portrait Project 2003
Hamburg (Germany)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 8, 2014 at 7:49pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 22, 2014 at 8:36am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 4, 2014 at 8:50am

(Ruud Janssen, Litsa Spathi, Rea Nikonova, Serge Segay , Minden, Germany, 2003)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 4, 2014 at 8:49am

Photo of Serge Segay (taken in Mainz at the MMPM messe, Germany by Ruud Janssen)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 4, 2014 at 7:57am

Comment by Henning Mittendorf on September 30, 2014 at 5:28pm

With Sergej all of us lost a good friend. But his voice does not fall silent in our common network of life as we can see here in this group.

Thankfully I remember the contact to him and Rea from that the collage stems. His art is an exceptional creative expression of the mystery called man.

We need so much such art in bad times like ours!

I greet him ... myself growing old.

HeMi 2014.09.30.


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