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Sharpshooting American Author of Junkie, Naked Lunch and Soft Machine takes his best shot in my latest video.
9 Nov 2012
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A short vignette capturing the unveiling of the plaque at the legendary Beat Hotel by Jean-Jacques Lebel. With Eddie Woods - Oliver Harris - Jean Jacques Lebel - Lee Harris - River Styx The Beat Hotel was a small, run-down hotel of 42 rooms at 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur in the Latin Quarter of Paris, notable chiefly as a residence for members of the Beat poetry movement of the mid-20th century Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky first stayed there in 1957 and were soon joined by William Burroughs, Derek Raymond, Harold Norse and Gregory Corso, as well as Sinclair Beiles. It was here that Burroughs completed the text of Naked Lunch [4] and began his lifelong collaboration with Brion Gysin. It was also where Ian Sommerville became Burroughs' 'systems advisor' and lover. Gysin introduced Burroughs to the Cut-up technique and with Sommerville they experimented with a 'dream machine' and audio tape cut-ups. Here Norse wrote a novel, Beat Hotel, using cut-up techniques [5]. Ginsberg wrote a part of his moving and mature poem Kaddish at the hotel and Corso wrote the mushroom cloud-shaped poem Bomb. Full version to be screened at the Portobello Film Festival 2009
24 Jul 2009
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An experimental film that explores the concept of artistic expression. Please rate high and nominate for "Director's Cut" if you like it.
29 Dec 2007
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The story is writing the man. A tale of murder and a typewriter. Inspired by a William Burroughs quote, '…in the soft typewriter of the womb you do not realize the word armour you carry…'
17 Nov 2008
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Available on DVD: ***********/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000LC52FU/disinformation This Dual-Layer DVD contains an amazing 4 hours from The Disinformation Company's massive counterculture event in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Highlights from the now legendary Disinfo.Con event include appearances by Robert Anton Wilson, Marilyn Manson, Joe Coleman, Kenneth Anger, Grant Morrison and many more. New York hadn't seen anything like this since the Nova Convention in 1978 which saw Frank Zappa, Patti Smith and others anoint William Burroughs as king of the counterculture. A quarter century later Disinformation's keynote speakers Richard Metzger and Doug Rushkoff ushered in a dizzying, day-long array of performances ranging from sword-swallowing to sanskrit chanting, interspersed with lectures and conversations with counterculture luminaries like industrial music progenitor Genesis P-Orridge, Mondo 2000 founder R.U. Sirius, theorists, performance artists and others.
15 Oct 2009
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