Cut Up Artists’ Statement
Abinadi Meza (AUSTIN)
Visiting artist Abinadi Meza created a workshop exercise for the residency cohort. The workshop introduced the ‘cut up’1 method to generate a creative and abstract artist statement unique to the naked lunch2 collage methodology.
- ‘cut up’ – a montage technique called the “cut-up,” where lines of text from newspapers and magazines, or from one’s own writings, are cut out, mixed up, and randomly rearranged into sentences carrying new meaning. (Design Observer)
- The Naked Lunch is a 1959 novel by American writer William S. Burroughs. The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order.