From: Martin Rumori
Date: May 20, 2010 11:58:28 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: KOELN: Nocturne 30. Ramuntcho Matta: The Cat Inside,
Klanglabor der KHM lädt ein // Klanglabor of KHM invites:
THE CAT INSIDE / A LIVE IN COLOGNE
by Ramuntcho Matta and Yellow Shark
Live Translation by Géraldine Rod
Donnerstag, 27. Mai 2010, 20 Uhr
Aula der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
The Cat Inside is A LIVE by Ramuntcho Matta and Yellow Shark. This
live is a tribute to William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.
Brion Gysin was a painter, writer, sound poet, and performer. He is
known for his discovery of the CUT-UP technique, used by William
In the end of the 50’s is growing what is known today as modernity in
art as well as in literature. The Machine has already integrate it
self and is, moreover, claimed. Brion Gysin drew his interest on
computer science in 1959 influenced by Ian Sommerville how helped him
understand the technique to cut and build words and phrases. This
technique used in the montage surrealist is the same used in movies.
Gysin thought writing was fifty years old late on painting. Under his
influence Burroughs decomposed his own language with a small tape
recorder. He was stopping the recording randomly. This was
considering language as a matter, changeable and malleable, with no
end or beginning. Burroughs was about to change Art in a significant
Nowadays literature, music and painting have codes witch can be
crypted and remade. This process was finished when the theory of the
chaos essence fused with the binary number system. Thanks to this
achievement Art could be more personal.
The Beat hotel where William Burroughs and Brion Gysin used to meet
was the very place of birth of the contemporaneous sensibility.
The live is based on Ramuntcho MATTA’s experience with William
Burroughs and Brion Gysin. It is a questioning on our perception of
time and reality thought the media surrounding us.
Performance and Video : +/- 60 min
Production : SOMETIMESTUDIO.org
Text and narration : Ramuntcho Matta
Sound design music : Yellow Shark
Motion design : Frédérique Santune
Poster: Katharina Huber
Special thanks to Dirk Specht