Dreck. Bits & Pieces from the Frontier.

Unpaginated (30 pp.) booklet containing 30 mimeographed pages with contributions including an introductory essay by Mike Weaver, several reviews by Mike Gibbs of books by Anselm Hollo, Charles Olson, John Cale, Terry Riley, David Curtis, and Richard Koselanetz, a poem by Jerome Rothenberg, an essay by Carolee Schneemann "Notes from first viewing a film by Dusan Makavejev - 'W.R. Mysteries of the Organism'", an essay by Luis Buñuel on the film Metropolis, a biographical chronology of Kenneth Anger by Tony Rayns, two book reviews by David Mayor, and a list of works available from Mike Gibbs' Kontexts Publications. Not illustrated. 4to. Original stapled wrpps. with hand-painted cover design by Felipe Ehrenberg and original mailing envelope from the BGP. Some browning on front page, overall very good condition. Collumpton, Devon (Beau Geste Press and American Arts Documentation Centre University of Exeter) n.d. (1971-1972).

Beau Geste Press was co-founded by Felipe Ehrenberg, David Mayor, and Martha Hellion. It was an independent artist's collective dedicated to publishing the work of visual poets, conceptual artists, neo-dadaists, and experimental artists, many of whom were connected to the international Fluxus movement. Based out of a farmhouse in Devon, the BGP published art works, books, pamphlets, and magazines, mostly with inexpensive materials such as mimeograph machines, cheap paper, and staples. On the back page of Dreck, they describe themselves as "a communal company of duplicators disseminating, discovering, disconcerting & generally publishing, producing, packaging the little good things."
Scarce; as of November 2021, OCLC locates four institutional holdings in North America.

Book ID: 51714

Price: $1,500.00