NE COUPEZ PAS
Edited by Jean-Claude Moineau (Mathematics teacher at the Science Faculty of Orléans), who organised in May 1968 the occupation of the University Library. He starts an artistic revolutionary groupe GRRRR [Groupe de Recherche et de Réalisation d’une Réflexion Révolutionnaire] and this journal, which is devoted to political discussions, visual poetry and typographical and design experiments. Most of the pages by Jean-Claude Moineau, with numerous “meta-art” texts. Also contributions by Christiane Frougny, Joachim Branco & Flavio Almada; a postcard with text - ‘text capital’ and a ‘communiqué’ printed in red – don’t commune don’t communicate; a 16 pages catalogue – ‘livres meta-art’ + two postcards + a pink label with attached wire. As there is no table of contents it is impossible to check for completeness, but the impression is that the issues are complete as published under the original stapling. Ne coupez pas Number: # 5 and number # 6 (to # 506) Date / Year: 1970 Meta-Art series, Edition of 500 copies 21 cm x 27 cm Roneotype on paper. Number 5: a single sheet, printed on one side, folded in four. Number 6: 2 sheets cream paper,, printed on one side, folded in four.Numbers 5 and 6 are accompanied by the envelopes in which they were sent, stamped in Paris, dated July and August 1970 respectively, with the author's stamp "Meta Art and Ne coupe pas magazine" on the back and Fernando Millán's address on the front. On the second sheet of number 6 it is specified that it is number 7-8-9 ... and so on until number 506, with a circulation of 500 copies. Given the date, these issues of the magazine were made after leaving the University of Orleans (where the previous and best-known four were made), when the author was already transferred to the University of Paris. Although they have not the wealth of sheets and authors of those previous issues, these copies show us the conceptual approach of the author's "project of publication" not without an ironic sense (as if numbering is sufficient to make the journal exist without specifying the content).