This report is too big to be inserted here with the photos: you can read it on line at :
part 1 : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10-html and
part 2 : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10b-htm
In French: http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10fr-htm and http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10bfr-htm
Those two latest months have been very active: see the posts in the blog
Interzone news http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/ since the latest report
As a result, this report, a special "beat generation", is so big I have to
make it in two pages.
New connections :
In April, thanks to Paul Hawkins , I have got in touch with Charles
Plymell and friends of him (see Georges Laughead's incredible page on them,
"Beats in Kansas: the Beat generation in the Heartland": at
http://www.vlib.us/beats/ for more info) . They have been bringing a ton of
energy , and forwarded info about their arts and creations, as well as the
doc they have been sending on the Beat and arts and literature more
generally: see in the blog Interzone News . In the French present context,
their input is a puff of oxygen.
So welcome to the Interzone, Charles and Pam Plymell, Mike Watt, Gerard
Malanga, A.D. Winans, Ginger Eades, Richard Krech, Phil Scalia and all !
Your friendship and interest for Interzone is the best recognition we could
Bye Dennis Hopper and Peter Orlovsky
Dennis Hopper and Peter Orlovsky both died on May 30th .
On Dennis Hopper, see the article in Libération at
http://www.liberation.fr/culture/0101638430-dennis-hopper-est-mort , and the
very interesting videos of the program broadcasted by the channel Arte, on
line on Dailymotion :
See also the artwork by Dennis Hopper given to Charles Plymell for NOW NOW
- The Time of the Naguals : first tomes on line in pdf:
I have converted in pdf and put on line the following books :
- "Le Temps des Naguals : Autour de Burroughs et Gysin": 134 pages
http://www.inter-zone.org/thetimeofthenaguals/TNFR.pdf : see the contents at
In the English anthology of Interzone, two tomes seem to be
ready now: Ordering and classing the huge amount of the texts in different
tomes is a hell of a work !
- "Around Burroughs and Gysin" Tome 1, 86 pages,
http://www.inter-zone.org/thetimeofthenaguals/TN1AroundB&G.pdf contains the
original texts in English which were translated in the "Le Temps des
Naguals: Autour de Burroughs et Gysin", plus texts about them: see the
contents on line at : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/tnbgen1-html
- "Research": 162 pages,
This tome gathers the researches conducted in different domains related to
those explored by Burroughs and Gysin, by Interzone members spread all over
the world, which they have continued them, with the tools of thinking we had
in 1997, when Interzone started, and when we started this anthology. See the
contents at : http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/tnenresearch-html
This anthology is an experiment of non-Aristotelian functions of writing
described by Alfred Korzybski and applied and developed by Burroughs and
1. Symbolic function of language * (Korzybski): a word is a symbol, a sign
which stands for something. Language is a map of reality.
2 Function of time-binding *: writing binds the author and his readers
"Whenever you use this bow I will be there," the Zen archery master tells
his students. And he means there-quite literally. He lives in his students
and thus achieves a measure of immortality. And the immortality of a writer
is to be taken literally. whenever anyone reads his words the writer is
there. He lives in his readers." William S. Burroughs, "The Place of Dead
" Just before he signs off for good , many a man has picked up the distant
voice of his doctor saying: " He is dead". Remember, these words are
meaningless. When you read this I am alive. I am here on this page. I am
here. I am HERE!" .
3. Magic function : "Writing is about making it happen" (Brion Gysin) : a
writer writes a scenario of reality which his readers can make happen, and
this way, create a reality which fits them: "In fact, writers are
potentially very powerful. The write the scenario of the film of reality.
Jack Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million Levis to both
sexes." (Burroughs, "The Adding Machine: Selected Essays" ).
4. Through the link between the author and the reader, writing creates a
collaboration between them, which produces, according to mathematic
non-additivity *, a phenomenon called by Burroughs and Gysin "the
Third-Mind" : with regard to human collaboration, 1 + 1 = 3 :
" Gysin: when you associate two minds...
Burroughs: There is always a third mind...
Gysin: A third higher mind...
Burroughs: Like an invisible collaborator. "
("The Third Mind".)
This application of general semantics to writing is not an attempt to create
a new literary trend. It is an experiment to use writing according to our
present level of evolution in sciences. In the domains of sciences and
techniques, we got to a high level of evolution, but in human domains, we
are still stuck to the previous steps of evolution of our civilisation :
Aristotle and Descartes, and think and act with obsolete patterns.
- Le Taxidermiste / The Taxidermist on line:
Both comics by José ALTIMIRAS & François DARNAUDET were on line and
disappeared in October 2009 with all the free sites of Geocities. They now
are on line again, in French and English, in www.inter-zone.org/ at :
Le Taxidermiste : http://www.inter-zone.org/letaxidermiste/cover.html
The Taxidermist: http://www.inter-zone.org/thetaxidermist/cover.html
Both books are available in printed version , published by Interzone
- Le Taxidermiste : ISBN : 978-2-9531513-1-2, Format: 21x 29,7 cm, 46 pages,
- The Taxidermist: ISBN : 978-2-9531513-2-9, Format: 21x 29,7 cm, 46 pages,
Comix: New adventures of Z Craignos in Paris 70 !
New episodes of Z Craignos' adventures are on line, extracted from Jean
Rouzaud's albums: 'La Zone' and 'La Fin des Branchés', a good image of the
trend in the late seventies. http://paris70.free.fr/z-craignos.htm Good read
! Bernard Bacos http://paris70.free.fr/z-zone1.htm
Charles Plymell : Eat Not Thy Mind
Charles Plymell has published "Eat not thy mind", a book of poetry and
texts, foreword by Mike Watt, at Glass Eye Books/Ecstatic Peace Library .
You can buy it here
http://yod.com/yodstuff/product_info.php?products_id=6469 : 374 trade copies
and 26 lettered and signed by Charles Plymell.
The making of the book is an artwork by itself, beautiful !
Paul Hawkins interview: "Charles Plymell : The Benzedrine Highway"
In Ginger Eades's blog Even for the Hipsters, Hustlers Highjivers
On line with photographs at
In French , translated by Jean-Marie Flémal at
Sharon Anderson: Charles Plymell talks about his new volume of poetry, 'Eat
Not Thy Mind'
This interview by Sharon Anderson, Northside San Francisco is on line at
Interview of Gérard Malanga in the site Smithonian.com:
"An associate of Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga reflects on his subjects and
his carrer as a photographer." By Jeff Campagna, Smithonian.com
Photos à http://artbook.typepad.com/artbook/
IBM cut-up: http://www.inter-zone.org/ibmcutup.html
A blog with a review of Richard Krech's work:
Two poems at
illustrated by Briana Miller.
Phil Baker : William S. Burroughs
192 pages, 30 halftones 5 x 7 7/8
Series: Reaktion Books - Critical Lives
Mike Stevens: The Road to Interzone: interview by Paul Hawkins
The Road to Interzone: Reading William S. Burroughs Reading
Second (Revised and Expanded) Edition by Michael Stevens available now
direct from the publisher:
Suicide Press , P. O. Box 663 , Archer City, Texas 76351
Michael Stevens - The Road to Interzone Interview by Paul Hawkins
A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet, writer and photographer. His
site is at
See his poem FOR WILLIAM BURROUGHS at
Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125789927 Listen to the
Fresh Air from WHYY
"Papy Beat Generation" by Jean Azarel, Alain Jégou & Lucien Suel
Price: 12 ? Order at : Hors Sujet, 35 rue Jules Simon, 56100 - Lorient
Jack Kerouac: Sur la Route
In France, the publication by Gallimard of Josée KAMOUN's new translation of
"On the road", from the rolls on which Kerouac wrote the book, is a literary
event and a success : see the doc in Interzone news :
Nouvel Obs: Jack Kerouac "Sur la Route" :
and France culture: "Sur la Route" de Jack Kerouac :
Claude Pelieu "Je suis un cut-up vivant"
Subscription bulletin at
Jim Morisson: "Wilderness" & "La nuit américaine"
Those two books by Jim Morisson are published by Christian Bourgois :
Mike Watt is a musician, bassist. He started with the Minutemen and is
presently playing with the Stooges:
Sites: The Watt from Pedro show : http://twfps.com/ , MySpace :
May 16, 2010 From 1 to 4 P.M. Live Remote Broadcast Of The Watt From Pedro
Paul Kennedy: Sunrise Studio
Sunrise Recording Studio offers a state of the art SSL recording and mixing
facility. Based in the vibrant center of Islington, in the heart of central
London, Sunrise is set in a relaxed and professional environment & is
staffed and equipped to the highest standard for recording artists and
record producers alike. With acoustics by award winning Andy Munro we are
proud to present this state of the art facility for your consideration.
(More at http://www.sunrise-studio.co.uk/ )
For bookings & information please contact. Sunrise Studio Bookings Manager
Paul Kennedy, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel:+44 (0) 207-685-8595, web:
Laki Vazakas: Music Video for Grant Hart's song "Nobody Rides For Free"
Shot in the exotic locales of Cherry Valley, Sharon Springs, Norwich,
Manhattan, Litchfield NH, Cambridge MA, and points in between and off the
Charles Plymell, Bebop Plymell Lab Dog. Claude Pelieu, Charles Henri Ford;
Ray Bremser, et.al.
BARDO POND playing with Lou Reed down in Australia
Bardo Pond interview:
Gig Bardo Pond http://www.altmedia.net.au/gig-bardo-pond/19691
Dan Cohoon email@example.com
Amplitude Equals One Over Frequency Squared
Dead Fingers Talk: The Tape Experiments of William S. Burroughs
Dead Fingers Talk (May 28 - July 12) is an exhibition presenting two
unreleased tape experiments by William Burroughs from the mid 60s alongside
responses by 23 artists, musicians, writers, composers and curators.
Few writers have exerted as great an influence over such a diverse range of
art forms as William Burroughs. One typically overlooked manifestation of
his radical ideas about manipulation, technology and society is found in his
extensive experiments with tape recorders in the 1960s and '70s. Dead
Fingers Talk: The Tape Experiments of William S. Burroughs is the first
exhibition to demonstrate the diversity of resonance in the arts of
Burroughs' theories of sound.
More at http://www.joeambrose.net/whatsup?wuID=55
The exhibition includes work by Alma/Joe Ambrose, Steve Aylett, Alex Baker &
Kit Poulson, Lawrence English, The Human Separation, Riccardo Iacono,
Anthony Joseph, Cathy Lane, Eduardo Navas, Negativland, o.blaat, Aki Onda,
Jörg Piringer, Plastique Fantastique, Simon Reuben White, Giorgio Sadotti,
Scanner, Terre Thaemlitz, Thomson & Craighead, Laureana Toledo and
Ultra-red, with performances by Ascsoms and Solina Hi-Fi.
MINO DC: avec pas mal de vent...
With a lot of wind, the installasson 4b et "scream" l'installavent. Photos
More in MINO DC's blog, l'atelier-jardin de mino d.c. at
"The Soft Parade", "A Perfume of Oblivion" & "Tightrope City Blues" :
- FIN de PARTIE : Close to the last two weeks of his exhibition, Bruno
DANJOUX proposes with KADANSE a dancing Happening at the gallery ECRITURES
which will be an occation to present the elements of choregraphy which will
be presented at Athanor on saturday July 3rd within the framework of the
Rencontres Chorégraphiques Nationales.
Galerie ECRITURES 1 rue Pierre Petit 03 100 MONTLUCON.
- Exposition Rémy Pastor
Ginger K. Eades :
Photos of William Burroughs :
Ginger Eades: PLYMELL & FRIENDS SLIDE SHOW : The Charles Plymell Reel Slide
Isabelle Aubert-Baudron & Baud :
Photos of William Burroughs :
Laurence is opening a tee-room rue St Médard :
It is situated in the shop where she had settled her painting workshop and
shop: see at
Galerie Didier Devillez :
stéphane mandelbaum - galerie didier devillez
interview Georges Meurant (exposition Galerie Didier Devillez)
Interview of Georges Meurant, for the RTBF (Pascal Goffaux) on may 29th 2010
More at http://www.galeriedidierdevillez.be/
Philip Scalia photographs
Philip Scalia photographs http://philipscalia.com/
Gerard Malanga: photo gallery
Photo gallery at
Yony's Picasa Web Album - New Album 9/15/07
View Album http://picasaweb.google.com/yonilizer/NewAlbum91507402PM~
Claude Pelieu/Mary Beach exhibit at John McWinnie Gallery, NYC.
Some attendees include: Grant Hart, Pam Beach-Plymell, June Barwick, Mary
Joan Waid; Jonathan Galassi; George Kimball, Indra, Gerard Malanga, Phil
Scalia, Laki,Ted Morgan, Thurston Moore, Byron Coley, Charles Plymell.
FESTIVAL ECSTATIQUE Nothampton Nov. 16th and 17th
Nov 18, 2007 All photos by Yony Leyser Nov. 2007
Mike Stevens' gallery: Charles Plymell books
On line at :
Ricardo Mbarkho: Artists talk: video art by Björn Melhus at Beirut Art
Artists talk: video art by Björn Melhus
Beirut Art Lounge , Karantina River bridge, 09th April 2010, 19:30 clock
Homepage of Björn Melhus http://www.melhus.de/
4th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATION FILM & VIDEO, BEYROUTH
New moving images, 11-14 MAY 2010, OPENING CEREMONY: MAY 10, 2010. AT 7 PM
FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AT http://www.fifvc.com/
Anthony Rousseau: Combined Media:
Anthony has presented from May 29th to June 12th the interactive work
"Combined media" at the Espace Pignon and Euratechnolgies in Lille. It has
been realized in his residence at the espace Pignon, with the collaboration
of the people of the area.
Combined media is part of the project TRAME by Anthony Rousseau :
Laki Vazakas: Herbert Huncke at Cafe Nico, March 12, 1994
La sémantique générale pour tous:
The site http://semantiquegenerale.free.fr/ has been updated.
See, in the Institute of General Semantics : Henri Laborit: Alfred Korzybski
Memorial Lecture 1963: THE NEED FOR GENERALIZATION IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH :
ROLE OF THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF ENSEMBLES Henri Laborit, . MD Centre
d'Etudes Experimentales et Cliniques de Physio-Biologie, de Pharmacologie et
d'Eutonologie de la Marine Nationale, Paris, France (Institute of General
New look for the blog.
This report is on line at
http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10b-htm and the French
version, at http://sites.google.com/site/aubertisa/reportmay10fr-htm &
Between two reports, the news are updated in the blog Interzone news:
All the best for your holidays for those who have some.
Izzy: email: i.aubert[at]interpc.fr
* Alfred Korzybski: "Science and Sanity"