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[dropcap style=”font-size: 52px; color:#EFD77D;”] A [/dropcap]bsurdity reigns! Embracing optimism, desolation, and humour, Winning the Human Race is a program of short international works reflecting on the ridiculous, the textual, the textural, and the bizarre struggles in our interpretations of ourselves and our surroundings. Experience a braw of human perception as expressed through the unique versatility of the moving image and its makers abroad.

The Cut-Ups

Antony Balch | UK

20mins, 16mm, 1966

Balch, Burroughs, Gysin and Ian Sommerville’s most uncompromising work, The Cut-Ups is a rigorous exploration of mind control, language and imagery.

Decoder

Muscha| Germany

87mins, SD, 1984

Drawing its influence from WS Burroughs’ The Electronic Revolution this film emerged from the industrial culture of the early 1980s, as Einsturzende Neubauten’s F M Einheit starts to investigate the powers of recorded sounds under the influence of a mysterious dreamlike figure (Burroughs). Featuring appearances from Genesis P-Orridge and Bill Rice, the film firmly positions Burroughs’ theoretical works within the post-punk realm.

 

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