[NetBehaviour] Beyond the Cut-up: William S. Burroughs and the Image at Photograper’s gallery
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Sun Jan 5 15:30:30 CET 2014
Beyond the Cut-up: William S. Burroughs and the Image at Photograper’s
Sat 15 Feb, 2014
This conference Beyond the Cut-up: William S. Burroughs and the Image
will explore new theoretical interventions and accounts of Burroughs’s
ideas of the image, its effects and modes of operation, its impact on
human consciousness, its complex embedding within textual and other
fields, its psychological and ideological transformations of perception.
William S. Burroughs’s complex and provocative uses of the image
challenge critical and theoretical orthodoxies. His works in writing,
visual arts, cut-up and collage, painting, assemblage, photography, and
in sonic arts, constantly return in multiple ways to a detailed and
politically urgent enquiry into the nature and effects of the image, the
word-as-image, and beyond.
Critical work on Burroughs’s art has hitherto focused mainly on his uses
of cut-up techniques. However, his works offer very diverse responses to
the multiple political and emotional functions of images in relation to
modern and postmodern societies of control, and enable explorations of
the status and potentials of the artist as agent within these contexts.
These themes are insistent Burroughsian concerns.
At The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW.
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