The Tunnel Presents
May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016 at Geddes Gallery
This is a collaborative exhibition featuring work that is created by using the cut-up technique. The artist subject is personal to them the only requirement is that they use this technique to create the final work.
The Cut-up technique can be traced back to the poet Tristan Tzara of the Dadaists. It was later used by Gil Wolman of the Letterist International in the 1950's. It was further developed by the painter Brion Gysin who in turn introduced it to William S. Burroughs at the Beat Hotel in 1959. Burroughs used this method to create the infamous Naked Lunch(1959) and also in the Nova trilogy. William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin published a book entitled The Third Mind in 1977 which featured various cut ups. David Bowie used this technique to create lyrics so did Thom Yorke of Radiohead who used a similar method on the album Kid A (2000).