Fantasy: Burroughs’ Strange Seedy Surreal World

By Jo Phillips


“One of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century” is about to celebrate his 100th Birthday on the 5th February this year. William S Burroughs was the celebrated cult writer and artist in many mediums. He changed the course of literature with his writing and ideas, and shaped a new direction in film and music with his innovative multi-media collaborations.

To commemorate his lifetime achievements and his legacy, a one-off immersive event named after his metaphorical stateless city of ‘Interzone’ is organised by Guerilla Zoo. The experiential event brings Burroughs’ fantasy to life with a recreation of ‘Burroughs-inspired sprawling 360 degree city’ combining a promenade theatre, music, performances art, films and art installations. Experience the strange, seedy, surreal, sprawling sphere of Interzone. Explore its market place and walk amongst a crowd of Burroughsian characters such as magikal & alien creatures, crews of ‘Wild Boys,’ decadent artists, gun-runners, government agents, criminals, artists, drug smugglers, and tax-evading tycoons. This event promises to be an otherworldly experience that is unforgettable.

Guerrilla Zoo’s experiential event Interzone takes places on Friday, 7th Febuary 2014 from 8 pm to 3 am at a secret location. For more information, visit Guerrilla Zoo.

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