In celebration of the release of his new film Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe will be launching a unique projected art exhibition on Thursday 21st November 2013. The film is set for cinema release on 6th December, and the KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition will be projecting art around London.
And you can get involved! You will have the chance to have your work included in the exhibition and attend the launch with Daniel Radcliffe. All you have to do is upload an image of your cut-up artwork to the Kill Your Darlings official UK Facebook page by Sunday 17th November.
Exciting! The travelling exhibition will enable thousands of Londoners to see the displayed projections of ‘Cut-Up’ artwork, as well as educate people about the Cut-Up technique. Yeah, so a lot of you might be going cross-eyed trying to work out what on Earth I’m talking about.
The Cut-Up technique is where writers/artists/musicians etc cut up text and rearrange it to create a new and original text. Made popular in the 1950s by the writer William S. Burroughs, a character in Kill Your Darlings, it has since been used by a variety of creative types, including David Bowie, Beck and Thom Yorke.
Burroughs is portrayed by Ben Foster in the film, and he along with Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Lucian Carr (Dane DeHaan) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) get wrapped up in the true, but untold, story of a murder that almost derailed all their lives. Kill Your Darlings is still a fascinating snapshot of their lives before they became great poets of the Beat Generation.
In the case of the exhibition, the concept of Cut-Ups has been broadened to include a wider range of artistic disciplines, including fashion, illustration, design, photography, literature and art. The exhibition will also feature an array of original Cut-Ups artworks which have been submitted by designers and artists via Facebook, so if you’re interested, head on over now.
The KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition will be taking place around London from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November. Remember, the deadline for Facebook submission is Sunday 17th November.
Below, Dan Radcliffe and co-star talking about getting submissions for the exhibition on Facebook.