Sharits and Burroughs

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 06:03:10 PST

Doing research for an upcoming screening, I've recently seen Paul Sharits
mentioned a couple of times in the context of William Burroughs's cut-ups
and Brion Gysin's Dreamachine. His Fluxfilm "Word Movie," the title of "Ray
Gun Virus," and the soundtrack of "T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G" could very well be
references to various concerns of Burroughs, but I'm wondering if this is
coincidence or if Sharits ever talked about an explicit Burroughs influence.
If anyone who knew Sharits could explain, I would be grateful.

Having never seen Ray Gun Virus, I'm wondering if anyone can "enlighten" me
as to whether it utilizes strong flicker, in the manner of Piece Mandala or

Thanks for any pointers.


Andy Ditzler

Frequent Small Meals

Atlanta, GA


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