Claude MAILLARD (France)
Claude Maillard (1937, Paris, France) – poet, artist, prose writer, essay writer. Started her creative literary and artistic activities when working as a doctor in Africa, then in West India, and France. In 1976 did the Doctorate in Human Science. She is the author of twenty six books of poetry, prose, essays, including the following ones: La Dissection (Flammarion Ed., 1967), Avortement, les pièces du dossier (Robert Laffont Ed., 1974), L’Oiseau de Bel-Air (Stock Ed., 1977), Daoud (La Table Rase Ed., 1982), Frénésie à Sainte-Anne, I – Les Jardins (Frénésie Ed., 1988), II – 20 Séminaires pour un fantôme (Frénésie Ed., 1991), III – Folie Babel (Frénésie Ed., 1994), Le Seribe (Frénésie Ed., 1996), Le Scribe d’Alexandrie (Artulis Ed., 1999) and others. Since 1981 she has been involved in computer poetry. The electronic productions are presented in the poet’s collections: Matière de vertige (Artista Ed., 1984, presented and exhibited at the George Pompidou Center, 1985), In London, Matière de vertige (Doc(k)s Ed., 1986), Icônes (jointly with T. Papp, ed. D’atelier – Magyar Műhely, 1991), La Voiture rouge du malaise (Le Temps du Non Ed., 1995), Ponctuation 3 (within the “Festival de création numérique,” Troyes, 1996), etc. She is the author (jointly with T. Papp) of a number of computer visual poetry pieces Dressage Informatique (#1-8, 1989-91), of five sound poetry albums, among them are such as: Mnésis, Sur l’écoute de Ter, Matière de vertige (Artalect Ed., 1983), La Contadora (Artalect Ed., 1984), Tome/son (Traversiere Ed., 1987), Sat. L – Robot (Artalect Ed., 1994). In 1976 the experimental film, the director of which was C. Maillard, got the National Center of Cinematography’s best director’s award. She participated in numerous festivals, forums and colloquia of contemporary poetry both in France and abroad, including such as: Polyphonix (1982, 1984, 1987), Revue – Parle “Mnesis” (George Pompidou Center, 1983), Rencontres Internationales de Poesie Contemporaine (Toulouse, 1987; Tarascon, 1990; Marseilles, 1991) and many others. She conducted more than ten solo exhibitions of photography in different countries, solo and group exhibitions of visual poetry both in France and abroad, including the exhibitions at: Galerie Le Soleil dans la Tête (Paris, 1979), Grand Palaise (1 Salon du Livre, Paris, 1981), Université Paris VII (Paris, 1982), Galerie Venezia Viva (Venice, 1984), Palacio de Sastago (Saragosse, 1988), Fondation Nationale de la Photographie (Lyon, 1989), and also at the exhibitions of electronic art and computer graphics, including such as: International Computer-Graphics Art Exhibition (Tokyo, 1992), 3rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (Sydney, 1993) and others. Maillard regularly publishes her literary works (short stories, essays) in various magazines, among them are: Doc(k)s, Encre, Exit, Magyar Műhely, etc. She is the founder (jointly with T. Papp) of the literary group “Laire,” and of one of the first computer literary magazines “d’alire” (1989). Claude Maillard lives and works in Paris (France).