The Way Out

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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PATREON EXTENSION

  • 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

  • Identity politics

  • Immigration & psychogeography

  • Foucault’s idea of the apparatus

  • Becoming invisible & refusing identity

RESOURCES

MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S.