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 Walter Rovere on September 21, 2014 at 11:23pm

a very great Cavellini pre-cententary homage artwork that Serge Segay kindly sent me (and it was the first time I had ever sent him something!) as response to my Italy 150 GAC-Subgenius-Berlusconi mash up card from dec 2011.

Comment by Walter Rovere on September 21, 2014 at 11:18pm

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Comment by CrackerJack Kid on September 21, 2014 at 10:24pm

Serge mailed a wonderful cover design for mail art's first internet webzine, "Netshaker". Bemoaning the unreliability of the Soviet Postal System, Serge wrote, "We can send, but we can't receive". In 1989, Serge wrote: Many thanks for publishing my letter about the problems of Russian mail art. I'm not afraid of trouble because I am unofficial artist (non-conformist), as you know, we have two art systems in our country."

Comment by CrackerJack Kid on September 21, 2014 at 10:17pm

So very sad to hear of Serge's passing. Within the mail art movement his contributions, publications, and correspondences were legend. I have a diary entry for Serge Segay in The Eternal Network Mail Art Archive, but it exceeds the word limit here.

Comment by John M. Bennett on September 21, 2014 at 9:39pm

Serge and Ry controbuted regularly to Lost and Found Times; for example, issue no. 50:

Comment by Maria Grazia Galatà on September 21, 2014 at 9:17pm

I'm very sorry to hear that Serge Segay


Comment by jim leftwich on September 21, 2014 at 9:14pm

sad to hear this news

some mail art is here

Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on September 21, 2014 at 8:55pm

Comment by Lancillotto Bellini on September 21, 2014 at 8:38pm

I'm very sorry to hear that Serge Segay passed away today... I've been in touch with him since the early 80'... I miss him and his works... and Rea Nikonova as well... R.I.P.


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