William Burroughs – Godfather of the Mashup?

News | January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

This week, to mark the launch of an exhibition of photographs by William S Burroughs, Gautam Malkani wrote an interesting piece for the Financial Times linking Burroughs’ “cut-up” techniques to modern day mashup and digital remix culture. Al met Gautam at The Photographer’s Gallery to preview the show and test out his theories. Read the full article here.

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One Response to “William Burroughs – Godfather of the Mashup?”

  1. tom 'papa' ray on February 16th, 2014 6:01 pm

    Greetings from the river city of St. Louis, as Mr. Burroughs said of his birthplace ‘the jagged point of origin’. His work with Brion Gysin formulating the method of cut-up montage was not only for literary use—early on Burroughs advocated tape mix manipulation to create altered states of reality. As Bill once wrote “Towers, Open Fire—storm the reality studios.’ And thank you for your re-mix reality studio….

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