The cut up method of Brion Gysin [William S Burroughs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin. Critical Writing. Author: William S. Burroughs. Publication Type: Article in an online journal · Article or chapter in a book. As an experimental technique, the cut-up method as applied by Cut to: English artist Brion Gysin in his room at the notorious Beat Hotel in.

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In an interview, Alan Burns noted that for Europe After The Rain and subsequent novels he used a version of cut-ups: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics. Promenade of wine perfume opens slow bottle. The great skies are open. Collage Swipe Comic strip switcheroo Photographic mosaic Combine painting. You cannot will spontaneity. The cutup is a mechanical method of juxtaposition in which Burroughs literally cuts up passages of prose by himself and other writers and then pastes them back together gyisn random.

Upon cutting through the newspapers, Gysin noticed that the sliced layers offered interesting juxtapositions of text and image.

And the best is there for all. Cutting and rearranging a page of written words introduces a new dimension into writing enabling the writer to turn images in cinematic variation. The cutup is a way of exposing word and ip controls and thus freeing oneself from them, an alteration of consciousness that occurs in both the writer and the reader of the text. And his “systematic derangement of the senses.

And you have a new page. In fact all street shots from movie or still cameras are by the unpredictable factors of passers by and juxtaposition cut-ups. He had placed layers of newspapers as a mat to protect a tabletop from being kp while he cut papers with a razor blade.


Cut-up technique – Wikipedia

Shakespeare Rimbaud live in their words. Burroughsand has since been used in a wide variety of contexts. Sometimes it says much the same thing. Right here write now. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book Minutes to Go resulted ctu his initial cut-up experiment: Cut the word lines and you will hear their voices.

In fact all street shots from movie or still cameras are by the unpredictable factors of passersby and juxtaposition cut-ups. Anybody can make cut ups. Take any poet brioh writer you fancy.

The most important addition from popular culture is the science fiction material, which Burroughs finds most appropriate ggsin express his analysis of word and image controls and their destruction by the cutup technique. William Burroughs, the infinite groundbreaker. Burroughs Literary concepts Random text generation.

Greek philosophers assumed logically that an object twice as heavy as another object would gyzin twice as fast. Wolman developed cut-up techniques as part of his lettrist practice in the early s. Collagewhich was popularized roughly contemporaneously with the Surrealist movement, sometimes incorporated texts such as newspapers or brochures.

You have a new poem. The cut-ups could add new dimension to metuod. From brioon early s, David Bowie used cut-ups to create some of his lyrics.

Burroughs also suggested cut-ups may be effective as a form of divination saying, “When you cut into the present the future leaks out. Minutes to Go resulted from this initial cut-up experiment. Poetry is for everyone. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Use dmy dates from April Certainly an improvement on the usual deplorable performance of contacted poets through a medium.


Cut-up technique

A drama scripted for five voices by performance poet Hedwig Gorski in originated the idea of creating poetry only for performance instead of for print publication. There is no reason to accept a second-rate product when you can have the best. Burroughs At a surrealist rally in the s Tristan Tzara the man from nowhere proposed to create a poem on the spot by pulling words out of a hat.

There is no reason to accept a second-rate product when you can have the best.

Cut-ups are for everyone. Fill a page with excerpts. Dr Neumann in his Theory of Games and Economic Behavior introduces the cut-up method of random action into game and military strategy: Only your dance and your voice house.

On the suburban air improbable desertions If your strategy is at some point determined. Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire reported to Inpress magazine’s Andrez Bergen that “I do think the manipulation of sound in our early days — the physical act of cutting up tapes, creating tape loops and all that — has kethod strong reference to Burroughs and Gysin.