"Cut up or shut up"
"When you cut into the present...
the future leaks out."

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Started by carl baker. Last reply by carl baker Mar 19, 2016. 1 Reply

1 this is revision from disconnct life process, the mechanical systems of televisionAmerika, i say onto you beware of the big alphabet informations, a method of continual detachment from…Continue

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Started by Twizzle Jan 20, 2016. 0 Replies

I think I have the basic idea?

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Comment by carl baker on September 12, 2017 at 9:58pm


Comment by Terry Owenby on July 5, 2017 at 7:39pm

Your book is indeed rare now, John. It would be fun and interesting to read. Thank you for sharing the link.

Comment by Terry Owenby on July 5, 2017 at 7:38pm

Fike, thanks so much for the helpful information and the link! I absolutely love text and collage so this is perfect. Some of the photos remind me of pieces I've done in the past that people called "found text" or "found poetry". And yes, it was very messed up. :-) Thanks again!  I appreciate the help. 

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 5, 2017 at 2:01pm
Your text cut-ups are great, Ficus!
Comment by John M. Bennett on July 5, 2017 at 1:48am

I published a book in 1973 - cut-up texts assembled into visual poems, a rare item now:

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on July 5, 2017 at 1:39am

Hello, Terry.

I've done a LOT of cutups by separating texts into ~4" lines and reassembling them in an attempt to generate cutups which may be read and sound slightly sensible but more like totally messed up. Here's a link:

Others may do things differently. William S. Burroughs is one famous practitioner. I think of them as collages of text.

Y'r ol' Bud,


Comment by Terry Owenby on July 4, 2017 at 9:30pm

Carl Baker, I am fascinated by your piece "bookWORK". Did you do all the mark making? It's a lovely work of art!

Comment by Terry Owenby on July 4, 2017 at 9:25pm

Hello, this group intrigued me so I joined recently. Can you please fill me in on what the group is/does? I understand it is about cutting but it there something in particular you are looking for? Do you then just share your pieces here? Do you have collaborations or swaps? Thanks for your help!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 25, 2017 at 7:34am

Comment by carl baker on June 5, 2017 at 1:54am

re-arrange the question, present time invalid,replace word-image-word


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