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Tilman Otto Wagner

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Euro-American Interferences

People first arrived in America from Eurasia a minimum of 12,000 years ago and became what we nowadays call the Native Americans. The first European to land in North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus, was to be the Norse explorer Leif Ericson (970–1020). According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse … Continue reading

Cut-Ups, Cut-Ins, Cut-Outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs

The author in Vienna Everybody who is familiar with the corpus of the controversial Beat Generation-icon William S. Burroughs would agree, that exhibiting his fine art works in a mainstream museum is an act of contradiction itself. For the main intentions of this notorious and excessive writer were to scramble and deconstruct the mechanisms of … Continue reading

Letter From Vienna: On Occupy and Internet Awareness

The economic globalization is increasingly being determined by the private economic sector, which has a dogma of deregulation and “liberalization” of the markets as a result. In view of the disastrous social and ecological consequences, this development needs a vigorous counter-control. Who or what is responsible for the economic plight of our time? Wrong! Who … Continue reading

The Beats Today: Interview with Author and Filmmaker Tilman Otto Wagner

I first met filmmaker, author and activist Tilman Otto Wagner while visiting Vienna, Austria last year. An hour at the Unicorn Bar and many high-class German beers later, I discovered that he shared my love of the Beats and their spirit of life. Although relegated to the annals of historical genre, the Beats are still … Continue reading