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Lecture on William S. Burroughs in Basel, Switzerland

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Peter Price gives public lectures at the University of Basel on William Burroughs and Brion Gysin’s cut-up technique.

University of Basel, Rm. 11, Dept. of English, Nadelberg 6, Basel, Switzerland

Free admission

4:15pm: The opportunities and limits offered by Burroughs & Gysin’s cut-up and montage techniques. Recommended reading: William Burroughs, Electronic Revolution

6:15pm: Screening of the experimental film The Cut-Ups (Anthony Balch/William Burroughs, 1966) followed by a lecture on audiovisual perception and temporality. The Q & A will allow addressing questions of artistic practice and the relevance of Burroughs’s paranoid fantasies in a world of surveillance.