William S. Burroughs: The Cut-Ups

William S. Burroughs: The Cut-Ups

The Cut-Ups is an engaging experimental animated short film created by Matti Niinimäki.  Niinimäki states, “I have always liked the voice of William S. Burroughs and I’ve always wanted to do something with the Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut-Ups clip.  Now I have.”  Cut-Ups were an experimental form of art, pictures and audio tapes that William Burroughs created with the artist Brion Gysin while they were living at the Beat Hotel in the Latin quarter of Paris in 1959.   Many of the American Beat artists and writers, including William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Harold Norse, ended up at the Beat Hotel in search of free living.  One could do whatever one liked in the rooms, paint and decorate the walls to suit oneself and cook one’s food by kneeling down over a camping stove.

William S. Burroughs: The Cut-Ups

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Slide Show: William S. Burroughs/The Cut-Ups

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