“Life’s Cut Up” mixed-media composition on board. December 9th, 1954 Life magazine.
I combined both theories of William Burroughs, Ludwig Wittgenstein’s and Merleau – Ponty, Phenomenology of perception.
“Where language misleads us into false illusions” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; page 10 of 17).
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”
The accompanying works of art are called “Game On” are the white page of silence in video format lasting 6 minutes.
I randomly opened the magazine and used 3 pages, after reading the text of William Burroughs who was a proponent of the belief that words trigger a picture response in the human mind.
I then folded and creased the pages to rip instead of cutting lines of the written text, to incorporate the materiality of the very unusual fibrous paper and chance.
I organized and fastened the text to the page by the text length and shape which allowed found dialog of words and meaning.
A voyage into connections of dialog, exposing – whispering – epiphanies of the subconscious.