BrionGysin  
 
Country:   USA
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The_Voice
Collage
Performance
1990_Sound_by_Artists(Lander)
2001_Noise_Water_Meat(Kahn)
2007_Sound_Art(Licht)
Poetry
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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD THE BEGINNING WAS IN THE WORD THE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WORD THE WORD WAS IN THE BEGINNING BEGINNING THE WAS THE IN WORD WORD WAS IN THE BEGINNING. Language is an abominable misunderstanding which makes up a part of matter. The painters and the physicists have treated matter pretty well. The poets have hardly touched it. In March 1958, when I was living at the Beat Hotel, I proposed to Burroughs to at least make available to literature the means that painters have been using for fifty years. Cut words into pieces and scramble them. You'll hear someone draw a bow-string. Who runs may read, To read better, practice your running. Speed is entirely up to us, since machines have delivered us from the horse. Henceforth the question is to deliver us from that other so-called superior animal, man. It's not worth it to chase out the merchants: their temple is dedicated to the unsuitable lie of the value of the Unique. The crime of separation gave birth to the idea of the Unique which would not be separate. In painting, matter has seen everything: from sand to stuffed goats. Disfigured more and more, the image has been geometrically multiplied to a dizzying degree. A snow of advertising could fall from the sky, and only collector babies and the chimpanzees who make abstract paintings would bother to pick one up. -Brion Gysin, 1963
5 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
3 Permutations Poem unspecified 1960 USA Edit
I Am Poem unspecified 1960 USA Edit
Pistol Poem Poem unspecified 1960 USA Edit
No Poets Poem unspecified 1962 USA Edit
Junk is No Good Baby Poem unspecified 1962 USA Edit