In celebration of the release of his new film Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe launched a unique projected art exhibition at Waterloo Station on Thursday 21st November 2013. The film will be released on 6th December, and the KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition will be projecting art around London.
If you are a follower of the news section on TFR, you may have read our article last week about submitting to the exhibition? Well, the artworks which were uploaded to the Kill Your Darlings UK Facebook were perused with many chosen for the exhibition, along with work from renowned artists like Duggie Fields, Hugo Von Hugo, Kanitta Meechubot, Loz Atkinson and astrologer Michele Knight.
The Cut-Up technique, as explained before, is where text is cut up and rearranged to create a new and original text. It was popularized in the late 1950s by the writer William S. Burroughs, although it has since been used in a variety of creative contexts.
In the film Kill Your Darlings, Burroughs is portrayed by Ben Foster, alongside Daniel Radcliffe who plays his friend and fellow Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The film traces real life events, where Ginsberg, Burroughs and their fellow friend Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) become wrapped up in a murder which involves their friend Lucian Carr (Dane DeHaan). The film is based on events that took place before they went on to inspire a new age in poetry.
The final 23 images selected for projection in the exhibition, were chosen by a panel of judges from more than 80 entries. They will be projected across the capital over the next three days (Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd November).
Having been launched at Waterloo Station, expect the exhibition to make its way to key locations including Shoreditch, Soho and Camden.
Kill Your Darlings is in UK cinemas 6 December.