123. Kasper Opstrup // Cultural Alchemy, Avant-Garde Social Movements & the Invisible Insurrection
Hopefully by now you’ve heard the last episode with Gordon White and Jay Springett, because it is a great companion piece to the conversation you’re about to hear with our guest, Dr. Kasper Opstrup.
Kasper is a writer and researcher of what he calls radical culture, specializing in concatenations of art and literature, radical politics, and occultism as counterculture and underground phenomenon. Kasper published his PhD in book form back in November 2017. It’s called The Way Out: Invisible Insurrections and Radical Imaginaries in the UK Underground 1961-1991.
His book charts a hidden history of experiments with cultural engineering, with the hopes of expanding current discussions of art, media, politics, radical education and the occult revival. Along the way, we encounter a series of figures – including William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Genesis P-Orridge and Alexander Trocchi – all of whom blurred the lines between inner and outer, the invisible and the material. But instead of turning things upside down, the world was to be changed from the inside out.
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Using fiction and images to navigate a territory
Image politics and the production of myth
The Situationist idea of détournement and its similarity to cut-up
The consciousness consciousness
Immigration & psychogeography
Foucault’s idea of the apparatus
Becoming invisible & refusing identity
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