William S. Burroughs: Cut

Cover of the publication »William S. Burroughs: Cut«

Type of publication
Exhibition catalog
Author / Editor
Axel Heil and Ian McFadyen (Eds.)
Publishing house, place
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
Works such as »Naked Lunch« or »The Soft Machine« have made William Seward Burroughs (1917–1997) a world-renowned author. He further developed Brion Gysin’s method of “cut-up” and therewith was a driving force for the literature of the second half of the twentieth century. It is far less known that Burroughs also worked as a multimedia artist for many decades and created an extensive and polymorphic œuvre consisting of experiments with audio tape, film, and photography, as well as painting, collages, and the legendary “shotgun paintings”.

It is the intention of this book, and the exhibitions in Karlsruhe and Hamburg, to give the opportunity of experiencing the visionary explosiveness of the literary œuvre of William S. Burroughs but also to demonstrate the impact of his ideas and experiments on a world-wide network of artists in the diverse areas of literature, music, painting, photography, video, and film.
190 p. : ill.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe ; Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Sammlung Falckenberg