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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All writing is in fact cut-ups. Clear classical prose can be composed entirely of rearranged cut-ups. The pair later applied the technique to printed media and audio recordings in vrion effort to decode the material’s implicit content, hypothesizing that such a technique could be used to discover the true meaning of a given text.
Only your dance and your voice house. Wolman developed cut-up techniques as part of his lettrist practice in the early s.
The broon Minutes to Go resulted from his initial cut-up experiment: As Burroughs experimented with the technique, he began to develop a theory of the cutup, and this theory was incorporated into his pseudoscience of addiction. Right here write now. Cut-ups often come through as code messages with special meaning for the cutter. Also in the s, painter and writer Brion Gysin more fully developed the cut-up method after accidentally re-discovering it.
U B U W E B :: William S. Burroughs “The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin”
Thus Burroughs’s cutup texts are comparable to similar contemporary experiments in other arts, such as action painting, happenings, and aleatory music. In the summer of Brion Gysin painter and writer cut newspaper articles into sections and rearranged the sections at random.
The most important addition from popular culture is the science fiction material, brioj Burroughs finds most appropriate to express his analysis of word and image controls and their destruction by the cutup technique. Cut-Up Spoken Word, https: Cut the word lines and you will hear their voices.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Use of scissors renders the process explicit and subject to extension and variation. If your strategy is at some point determined. Now cut down the middle.
And photographers will tell you that often their best shots are accidents. A collage of words read heard overhead. Thus Burroughs’s use of cutups develops his juxtaposition technique to its logical conclusion as an experimental prose method, and he also makes use of all contemporary media, expanding his use of popular culture.
It did not occur to them to push the two objects off the table and see how they fall.
Burroughs with his cut-ups. Here, say, or poems you have read over many times. Composition studies Technical writing Articulation sociological. A collage of words read heard overheard.
As many poems as you like.
In using the fold in method I edit delete and rearrange as in any other method of composition-I have frequently had the experience of writing some pages of straight narrative text which were then folded in with other pages and found that the fold ins were clearer and more comprehensible than the original texts-Perfectly clear narrative prose can be produced using the fold in method-Best results are usually obtained by placing pages dealing with similar subjects in juxtaposition.
Cut- ups often come through as code messages with special meaning for the cutter. As many Shakespeare Rimbaud poems as you like. A riot ensued wrecked the theater.
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Now rearrange the sections placing section four with section one and section two with section three.
Promenade of wine perfume opens slow bottle. In her late s novel Blood and Guts in High SchoolAcker explored literary cut-up and appropriation as an integral part of her method. Although Burroughs has credited Gysin with discovering the cutup, he has also acknowledged similar literary experiments in the works of Tzara, Stein, Eliot, and Dos Passos. But you can introduce the unpredictable spontaneous factor with a pair of scissors.
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 a strong reference to Burroughs and Gysin.
How many discoveries have been made by accident? Inpoets Howard W. The method is simple.
Use of scissors renders the process explicit and subject to extension and variation. When Gysin began experimenting with cutups in his own work, Burroughs immediately saw the similarity to the juxtaposition technique he had used in Naked Lunch and began extensive experiments with text, often with the collaboration of other writers.
Sometimes it says much the same thing. Perhaps indicative of Thom Yorke’s influences,  instructions for “How to make a Dada poem” appeared on Radiohead’s website at this time.