Paul Ashby : Writers Statement

The cut up technique utilised in these pieces of text use Burroughs's fold in and quartering methods as a starting point.

The source material is, however, not limited to the reconfigured text on the page but extends itself to the constructed environment, which I present myself with as the mediator. In an attempt to create as much visual and aural chaos as possible, cut up video and audio tape, unadulterated text, picture books and my own recent everyday experience and thoughts filter into the work. The attempt is to allow the narrative points of cohesion to flow between order and disorder.

A balance between the objectively read and the subjectively selected thus enables these waves of clarity to form and disassemble.

Paul Ashby