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 September 27, 2014 at 8:17pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 27, 2014 at 8:17pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 27, 2014 at 8:16pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 27, 2014 at 8:15pm

From Willem G. Weststeijn at the University of Amsterdam, working at the Faculty of "Geesteswetenschappen", I received a very nice surprise. He worked for a special issue of the magazine for Slavic Literature that contains an opening article of 12 pages on the work of Serge Segay and rea Nikonova. Last year Me & Litsa Spathi met them both in Minden, Germany, and we were in contact with them for decades already. Nice to read the Dutch article that is called: "De onuitputtelijke avantgarde". It is illustrated with the very special work of these wonderful artists. I am so glad that the University of Amsterdam published this. In a small note from Willem I read that the magazine was sent to me on request of Serge Segay. A very nice present he sent me this way. I will send him something back for sure and will thank the sender as well.

(posted in 2005 on my blog)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 26, 2014 at 8:06pm

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on September 26, 2014 at 1:19pm

Un caro saluto anche all'amico Alberto vitacchio ( nella foto) ... che vedrò domani... ;-) bruno

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on September 26, 2014 at 1:10pm

Mi dispace non averlo conosciuto di persona! un affettuoso abbraccio a Tutti , bruno

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 24, 2014 at 3:24pm

Comment by Maria José Silva - Mizé on September 24, 2014 at 11:22am

Obrigada Ruud Janssen.
Desejo uma boa viagem espiritual a Serge Sigei. Breve estaremos contigo

Saudações criativas.


Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 23, 2014 at 5:58pm

Dear Ruud, it seems a sort of nightmare, here we are again to talk about a friend’s death. Serge’s son sent us the very sad news.

We were hoping to meet Serge again and have him here in Torino as we think to prepare an exhibit at our THE ROOM for Rea...  now we’ll do it with our material both of Rea and Serge.

As we are not so great in terms of inserting material in your blog, we are sending you this message and three photos taken in Kiel in 2007.

Thanks and a friendly hug


Alberto & Carla


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