Burroughs at 100 Part One: Nothing is True
Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 6:00 pm | £6/£8/£9 advance or on the door
Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry, live experimental music and audio visual cut up performances celebrating William Burroughs’ 100th year, featuring live performances from CP Lee, Michael Horovitz and Vanessa Vie, Lauren Bolger and David McLean, Ruaridh Law (TVO /Broken20 audio/visual label) and Soft Machines featuring Koi Karp. CP Lee presents a live spoken word performance , starting with a banishing ritual written by William Burroughs that segues to an introduction of the life and work of Richard 'Lord ' Buckley. Michael Horovitz and Vanessa Vie will perform their own songs, poems and music alongside specially created musical scores based on William S Burroughs' texts. Ruaridh Law/TVO presents a performance piece utilising turntables, laptop and electronic instruments, using Burroughs’ own voice and readings of his work, followed by a live performance of Soft Machines Part 2 with Koi Karp , an audio visual performance exploring the ritualistic, sexual and esoteric in Burroughs' work. Presented by 100 Forbidden Worlds in partnership with Festival of Ideas Rusholme and the University of Manchester Beat Studies Network. Click here to purchase tickets.
Burroughs at 100 Part Two: Everything is permitted
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 12:00 pm | £6/£8/£9 advance or on the door
The second day of this Burroughs weekend features a series of Burroughs' inspired talks, discussions and presentations to celebrate the author's 100th anniversary. A number of special guest speakers including Oliver Harris, Michael Horovitz, Andrew Biswell, John Sears, Patricia Allmer, Ken Hollings and Dik Jarmen have been invited to take part. All are recognised internationally for their work and connection to Burroughs' creative legacy in relation to artmaking, films, photography, poetry, literature, live performance and music making. Presentations throughout the day include The Nova Machine Exploded, or: How to Edit the Cut-Up Trilogy with Oliver Harris, Curating Taking Shots: The Photography of William S Burroughswith Dr Patricia Allmer, Burroughs and his Biographers (roundtable), Animating Burroughs: Pathos in Plasticine with Dik Jarmen and Invading Present Time: The Politics of Simulation with Ken Hollings. This session will also include screenings of selected cut-up films. The event concludes at 6pm; last entry at 5.15pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
Richard Hawkins has curated an exhibition in Berlin which will feature a special selection of Burroughs' File Folder Paintings along with works by Hawkins, Cerith Wyn Evans, Isa Genzken, and Tom of Finland
Galerie Daniel Buchholz Fasanenstraße 30 10719 Berlin
November 27th 2014 - January 24th 2015
opening reception on Thursday, November 27, 7-9 pm
Here's an exclusive peek at some of the works:
All Images Copyright 2014 The Estate of William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs - Can You All Hear Me?
with: Brion Gysin, Liliane Lijn, Genesis P. Orridge, Shezad Dawood, Thomas Ashcraft
Honouring the centenary of William S. Burroughs’ birth, October Gallery, London, presents an exhibition of his art, including rarely-displayed pieces. The exhibition opens 4th December 2014 and continues until 7th February 2015 and will highlight cross-influences between Burroughs and other artists. Including paintings, drawings, scrapbooks, photographs and sculpture, the exhibition will celebrate the transcendent magic of his work and its influence upon present art, culture and media.
October Gallery’s long association with William S. Burroughs began in 1988 with his second solo exhibition, his first outside the United States. The founders of the October Gallery have worked with Burroughs since 1974. This exhibition marks the gallery's long standing relationship and intimate knowledge of Burroughs and his work, climaxing in a thrilling joint event with Guerrilla Zoo, in the last week of the exhibition.
Open to public from
Thursday 4th December 2014 – Saturday 7th February 2015
Every Tuesday - Saturday 12.30 pm - 17.30 pm
24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3Al
Boo-Hooray, NYC presents: 'Cut-Ups: William S. Burroughs 1914 – 2014'
Curated by Kevin Young & Johan Kugelberg
Open to the public from November 7th - December 12th, 2014
Opening Reception: November 6th, 6-9pm
Sat & Sun: 12-4pm
Closed: Nov. 27 - 30
Several events are celebrating the WSB Centenary in the WIndy City, including a 'Burroughs Birthday Bash' at the Chicago Humanities Festival, featuring Eileen Myles, Tony Trujillio, Jon Langford, and others. On Thurs, Oct 30, Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye delivered a riveting poetry and music performance in a chapel building on campus, then joined event organizer Davis Schneiderman and curator Yuri Zupancic in opening a new exhibition of Burroughs' paintings, sculptures, and film has opened at Durand Art Institute of Lake Forest College. The show runs from Oct 30 - Nov 9, 2014 and occupies two galleries.
Burroughs Tour of Chicago -by James Grauerholz
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