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Daniel Radcliffe Launches Cut-Up Art Exhibition at Waterloo Station, London to Celebrate the release of


22 November 2013

“When you cut into the present the future leaks out.” - William S. Burroughs

Yesterday evening, at Waterloo Station, London, British actor Daniel Radcliffe launched the ‘KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition’, a unique projected art exhibition to celebrate the upcoming release of his new film KILL YOUR DARLINGS, in cinemas on 6th December.

The ‘KYD Cut-Up Exhibition’ takes the form of projections that will travel around the Capital over three days (Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November), being seen by thousands of Londoners in key locations including Soho, Shoreditch and Camden.

The ‘Cut-Up’ technique, where a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new, original text, was popularized in the late 1950s by writer William S. Burroughs and has since been used in a variety of creative contexts. Along with Allen Ginsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe), Lucian Carr (Dane DeHaan) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William S. Burroughs, played by Ben Foster, also features in KILL YOUR DARLINGS, a true crime-thriller based on the previously untold story of a murder that implicated the men who went on to become the great poets of the Beat Generation.

For the ‘KYD Cut-Up Exhibition’ the concept of ‘Cut-Ups’ has been broadened to include a wider range of artistic disciplines such as design, fashion, illustration, photography, art and literature.

This first of a kind exhibition features a selection of original ‘Cut-Up’ artworks submitted by artists, designers and art enthusiasts via Facebook.

Artworks to be featured in the ‘KYD Cut-Up Exhibition’ were uploaded to the KILL YOUR DARLINGS official UK Facebook page and include work by renowned artists Duggie Fields, Hugo Von Hugo, Loz Atkinson, Kanitta Meechubot and astrologer Michele Knight.

The technique has historically been used creatively by artists, designers and musicians such as David Bowie, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke.

The final selection of 23 images, to be projected in the exhibition, was chosen by a panel of judges from more than 80 entries.

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on December 6 by The Works UK Distribution

About Kill Your Darlings
Set in the 1940’s during the early days of the literary revolution, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is a true crime thriller based on the previously untold story of a murder that implicated the men who went on to become the great poets of the Beat Generation; Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Based on actual events and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, KILL YOUR DARLINGS tells how these young men first meet at Columbia University in 1944.   A story of friendship, obsession, jealousy and genius, their self-proclaimed brilliance is stained by the brutal murder of David Kammerer, which both consecrated and fractured their early fellowship.

A film by John Krokidas, who won the ‘Director to Watch’ award at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Woman in Black) in a breakthrough, career-defining performance as the 18-year-old Allen Ginsberg, KILL YOUR DARLINGS also features a terrific ensemble cast including Dane DeHaan (Place Beyond The Pines, Spiderman 2),  Ben Foster (The Messenger, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, Mr Nice), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Synecdoche New York, Greenberg) and Kyra Sedgwick (Man on a Ledge, The Closer).

KILL YOUR DARLINGS has been on the receiving end of critical acclaim at a number of film festivals this year including Sundance; was selected as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival; was the winner of the International Award in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival and was also nominated for the Sutherland Award for best first feature at the 57th BFI London Film Festival.