An imageless film, The Anticoncept was first screened on 11 February 1952 at the cinema club “Avant-Garde 52,” where it was projected upon a large white weather balloon.
It consisted of blank illumination accompanied by a staccato spoken soundtrack. The film was banned by the French censors on 2 April 1952—when the Lettrists visited the Cannes Film Festival the following month, they were forced to restrict the audience to journalists only. The text of the soundtrack was published in the sole issue of the Lettrist journal Ion (1952; reprinted Jean-Paul Rocher, 1999)
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