CUT-UPS AS A REVOLUTIONARY WEAPON
A talk with Barry Miles & Stewart Home
Saturday 7th February, 2015.
3.00pm – 4.30pm.
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St
Admission £7/£5 conc. Barry Miles, author of the definitive Burroughs biography, William S. Burroughs, A Life, will be in conversation with artists Stewart Home, Shezad Dawood and others, discussing: Cut-Ups as a Revolutionary Weapon.
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A Man Called Burroughs: photographs by Harriet Crowder
Exhibition, 6-20 February 2015
William S. Burroughs is 101 Thursday 5 February 2015, from 7pm: exhibition opening, Burroughs' 101st birthday party, organised by Toby Clarkson with live radionics, transmissions, performances, by: Dan R Wilson, Al and Al, International Necronautical Society, Louise Ashcroft and the man.
7pm Louise Ashcroft: Burrow, a video which takes a lost Burroughs text as a starting point.
730pm Dan Wilson presents Radionics Radio
Resonance104.4FM/Sound and Music Embedded composer in residence Daniel Wilson presents Radionics Radio to mark the start of a weekly series of radionic broadcasts on Resonance104.4FM.
8pm Al and Al The Creator Thinking Machines from the future search for their origins and destiny inside the dream diaries of their creator Alan Turing (video).
Intermittently: INS broadcasts last heard out the Transmission Room, or Crypt, ICA, 2004
William Burroughs R-101
The exhibition includes two previously unexhibited portraits of William S. Burroughs taken during a trip to Wales in 1960. One of them known in part from the Call Me Burroughs LP cover, previously misattributed. The other unknown and almost implausible (above, detail). Additional material collected by Jim Pennington, arranged by Jim Pennington and Anthony Auerbach.
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
The latest and largest Burroughs exhibition of the Centenary year has opened in vibrant East London. Produced by Guerrilla Zoo with the cooperation of the Burroughs Estate, William S Burroughs: Animals in the Wall opened on 29 August to reveal over 50 original artworks by Burroughs accompanied by dozens of contemporary works by artists inspired by Mr B. A steady stream of fascinated fans and curious onlookers are soaking up the show before it 'melts into air' and leaves London on Sunday night.
The show's title refers to Burroughs' childhood fever visions of giraffes and other animals crawling across the wallpaper of his bedroom. These hallucinations were an early indicator to Burroughs that there are creatures and scenes existing just beyond our consensus reality. From shotgun paintings to pornographic collage, the curators have selected many powerful and provocative works which have been largely unseen until now. These pieces, such as 'Portrait of Aleister Crowley', 'The Golden Scream', 'LA Riots', and 'Burning Bullets' resonate nicely with the subversive and colourful graffiti which adorns this part of town. Several pieces reveal Burroughs' political bent as seen in untitled works which were created as curses against Reagan and George H.W. Bush, whose policies he despised. Most of the works were created, though, to serve as portals into the 'magical universe'. This transportation was accomplished by using unorthodox artistic tools and mediums to create abstract fields specially tailored to invite the involvement of the viewers' imagination. Burroughs himself would spend much time with his finished paintings -often viewing them with magnification or in altered states- and discovering characters and scenes which appeared later in his written works. He used his paintings as portals for the imagination and today's viewers can do the same.
The public has responded well to this opportunity, coming in great numbers and spending hours in the immersive and multi-faceted show. Well known Burroughs fans such as Michael Stipe have visited and enjoyed the show and important contemporary artists like Matt Black (of Coldcut) and Shepherd Fairey have created works for the occasion; to celebrate Burroughs' powerful insights and influence which seem as relevent as ever in this, his Centenary, year.
Following in his legacy of boundless experimentation and collaboration, the curators James Elphick and Yuri Zupancic have chosen to include an array of new multi-media installations including a spectral, speaking effigy of Burroughs seated at a desk with his video-projected face reading from the Red Night Trilogy 'and other unassigned bits and pieces'. In the last room of the exhibition, Ben Frost, Mobstr, Gaston Ugalde, Paul Dunn Smith, Cleon Peterson, and other exciting artists of today have provided works which bear Burroughs' influence. Fleshing it out further is an exclusive video work created by Aaron Brookner showing never-before-seen archival footage of Mr B strolling around London cut-in with glimpses of his 1980s performances and more.
The show also includes works of Brion Gysin, arguably Burroughs' greatest collaborator and influence, which reveal Gysin's artistic visions of Marrakech as well as the Beat Hotel, where he created one of the featured works whilst under the influence of psilosybin mushrooms provided by Timothy Leary. A beat 'survivor' and close collaborator of Gysin and Burroughs, Terry Wilson continues to make cut-up collages and intimate works which show his deep understanding of the cut-up technique and reveal perspectives found under the influence of ayahuasca. Six of these works are on display and Wilson himself will appear on Thursday, 4 Sept to read exerpts of his literary work at 8pm.
This show closes in less than a week, so get there soon if you want to see/hear/experience this spectacle! Don't fret if you can't get to London in time, as the curators hope to tour the show to a gallery near you and meanwhile have created three limited-edition lithographs of Burroughs' paintings which are available here at Burroughs100.com.
Links to Press Coverage
Exhibition Photo Gallery
Promo Video Featuring New Interview with James Grauerholz
The exhibition: http://www.guerrillazoo.com/william-s-burroughs.html
All images of Burroughs' art Copyright 2014 Estate of William S Burroughs. Reproduction requests contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY, USA
Thurs, April 3, Anthology Film Archive
7:30 Taking Tiger Mountain (81 min)
Fri, April 4, Anthology Film Archive
7:30 Haxan (76 min)
Sat, April 5, Anthology Film Archive
5:45 Words of Advice (74 min)
7:30 Nova Express (3 hours)
Sun, April 6, Anthology Film Archive
8:30 Haxan (76 min)
Tuesday April 8 The Stone
8 pm: David Scanlon Solo
10 pm: KILLER BOB
Wednesday April 9 The Stone
8 pm: Kenny Wollesen
10 pm: Ariana Reines
Thursday April 10 The Stone
8 pm: James Ilgenfritz / Nick Hallett / Ryan Jewell / Richard Kamerman
10 pm: Anthony Coleman
Friday April11 Friday The Stone
8 pm: Raha Raissnia (film, projections) performs live visuals to John
Zorn’s Burroughs tribute INTERZONE.
10 pm: Trevor Dunn’s PROOFReaders Trio play music from Naked Lunch and
other Ornette melodies.
Saturday April 12 The Stone
10 pm: Charles Bernstein and Bruce Andrews–a B=U=R=R=O=U=G=H=S tribute
Sunday April 13 The Stone
8 pm: Jalal Toufic
10 pm: Andrew Lampert & Title TK
Tuesday April 15 The Stone
8 pm: Object Collection
10 pm: Kenneth Goldsmith (readings)
Wednesday April 16 The Stone
8 pm: VOMIT FIST with guest Todd Colby
10 pm: JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate
Thursday April 17 The Stone
8 & 10 pm Thurston Moore (guitar)
Friday April 18 The Stone
8 pm: Billy Martin–the exploding junky
10 pm: Eyvind Kang: Hieroglyphic Silence
Saturday April19 The Stone
8 pm: John Zorn and Bill Laswell Duo
10 pm: Bill Laswell–THE ROAD TO THE WESTERN LANDS
Sunday April 20 - 8 &10 pm The Stone
Hal Willner (tapes) Bill Frisell (guitar) Eyvind Kang (viola) Lenny
Monday April 21: Issue Project Room
Elliott Sharp / Steve Buscemi duo
Tuesday April 22: Incubator Arts Project
Lydia Lunch / Quintan Ana Wikswo at Incubator
Wednesday April 23: Reading Marathon at Poetry Project
(featuring Anne Waldman, Penny Arcade, Jack Womack, John Ventimiglia,
Bob Holman, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Regina Weinreich, Iron Dog, JG
Thirlwell, Lydia Lunch, Elliott Sharp, Oliver Harris, Quintan Ana
Wikswo, Mike Pride, Sam Mickens, Adam Tobin, Shelley Hirsch, Simon
Pettet, Steve Dalachinsky, James Ilgenfritz, DJ Ray Velasquez, and I’m
still adding a few others)
Thursday April 24 8pm: Incubator Arts Project
Nick Zedd & Andre Perkowski
Friday April 25: Incubator & CUNY GC
9am-5:30: William S. Burroughs Centennial Conference at CUNY Grad Center
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper sleepdance:
8pm: Lea Bertucci & G. Lucas Crane
Saturday April 26: Incubator & New York Public Library
3PM: New York Public Library: Oliver Harris: Restoring the Cut-Up Trilogy
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper sleepdance:
8pm: Ecstacy Mule
7pm: Bhob Rainey
Sunday April 26 8pm Incubator Arts Project
9pm: James Ilgenfritz Anagram Ensemble & Stephanie Sleeper /
sleepdance: Deleted Scenes
8pm: Bob Bellerue
7pm: Anne Waldman & David Little: ‘Artaud In The Black Lodge’
June 17 - 21 Oval House, South London
This Is How We Die
presented by Christopher Brett Bailey 'With echoes of William S. Burroughs, Beat poetry, Lenny Bruce, and B-Movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE blends spoken word, storytelling, caustic humour and gutter philosophy in a surreal, apocalyptic, glorious piece of grindhouse grotesque; a blood-soaked love letter to the depraved.'
Mar 14 - May 9 SHOWstudio, Belgravia
Kate Simon: William S. Burroughs Portraits 1975-1995
Also featuring a selection of File Folder Paintings by Burroughs
Feb 28 - Mar 2 ART 14
October Gallery will present a selection of Burroughs' artworks and photographs at Art 14,
Olympia Grand, Booth H6
RADIO - Feb 5 - basic.fm playing 24 hours of Burroughs related material, interviews, readings from his work and sound collage inspired by the great man.
Seattle, WA, USA
Thursday, February 27 at 9:00pm in PSTFeaturing Chuck Palahniuk ; Anne Waldman; Alex Dimitrov; Monica Drake; Lidia Yuknavitch; Ira Silverberg; Bob Morris
Fred Wildlife Refuge
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Bloomington, Indiana, USA