Anthony Balch / William S.Burroughs / Jan Herman Video Experiment
This video -- originally posted at http://realitystudio.org/multimedia/jan-herman/ -- was recorded on Dec. 21, 1971, in William S. Burroughs' London flat at 8 Duke St., where I visited him for several days. I had an Akai video camera and portable reel-to-reel recorder with me. It used 1/4″ black & white tape. We turned off the lights and Bill sat in front of the movie projector. He looked remarkably like Buster Keaton, his stare so blank and deadpan he could have been a mummy. This video has been left unedited, including the set up, to give context.