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Joëlle de La Casinière (b. 1944, Casablanca, Morocco) lives and works in Brussels.
In 1971 she left Europe for South America where she traveled extensively while making films with friends and collaborators, while also producing her own works in drawing and collage. In 1974 she founded the Montfaucon Research Centre with Michel Bonnemaison and other nomadic friends and artists fond of graphic poetry and the art of living. Until 1980 she was based in Montreal, chiefly working on films and soundtracks, later in 1983 she returned to France. Her video work “Grimoire Magnetique” was included in Documenta 8, Kassel (1987).

Joëlle de la Casinière herself, barefoot against an abandoned and ravaged metropolitan background, promotes her book ’Absolument nécessaire’ (‘An Emergency Book’) during an interview/happening with a broadcast delay. “Nothing is true, everything is permitted”. In the end the books are covered in graffiti like subway carriages.
This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project