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By: LUIZA ALBRECHT BOBBY BIZIAREK
By Philip Hunt (1994) Won 10 International  Awards Including Best Experimental Technique
“ When I become death, death is the seed from which I grow.”
 
 
 
 
 
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS -Beat Writer -Audio came from tracks of  his cd, Dead City Radio =  Ah Pook is Here and No More Stali...
Who is Ah Pook? <ul><li>Ah Puch = Mayan God of Death </li></ul><ul><li>-Looks like “bloated corpse” </li></ul><ul><li>-Hea...
Who is …? <ul><li>- Alter Ego </li></ul><ul><li>- Angel </li></ul><ul><li>Muan, the evil bird, Ah Puch’s messenger </li></...
Possible elements from  Naked Lunch <ul><li>“ The principal weapon of Minraud is of course heat — In the centre of all the...
Main Ideas <ul><li>Death needs time </li></ul><ul><li>Control needs time </li></ul><ul><li>Future time after war has destr...
Main Ideas <ul><li>Ah Pook goes into planet + rain + plants growing out of him = “Death needs time for what it kills to gr...
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Comm 321 "Ah Pook Is Here" Presentation

  1. 1. By: LUIZA ALBRECHT BOBBY BIZIAREK
  2. 2. By Philip Hunt (1994) Won 10 International Awards Including Best Experimental Technique
  3. 3. “ When I become death, death is the seed from which I grow.”
  4. 9. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS -Beat Writer -Audio came from tracks of his cd, Dead City Radio = Ah Pook is Here and No More Stalins, No More Hitlers -Animator used elements from Burroughs’ works -”Cut-up” Style
  5. 10. Who is Ah Pook? <ul><li>Ah Puch = Mayan God of Death </li></ul><ul><li>-Looks like “bloated corpse” </li></ul><ul><li>-Head of an owl on a human body </li></ul><ul><li>-Burroughs lived in Mexico and was interested in Mayan culture </li></ul>
  6. 11. Who is …? <ul><li>- Alter Ego </li></ul><ul><li>- Angel </li></ul><ul><li>Muan, the evil bird, Ah Puch’s messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Owl figure from Mayan mythology </li></ul>
  7. 12. Possible elements from Naked Lunch <ul><li>“ The principal weapon of Minraud is of course heat — In the centre of all their cities stand The Ovens …The Oven Guards are red crustacean men” </li></ul><ul><li>“ White Hot Sky” </li></ul>
  8. 13. Main Ideas <ul><li>Death needs time </li></ul><ul><li>Control needs time </li></ul><ul><li>Future time after war has destroyed earth </li></ul><ul><li>Bombs as instruments of control - never land on planet because Ah Pook is death </li></ul>
  9. 14. Main Ideas <ul><li>Ah Pook goes into planet + rain + plants growing out of him = “Death needs time for what it kills to grow” (think quote from the beginning) </li></ul><ul><li>His death is inevitable because there’s nothing else for him to destroy </li></ul>

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