The Blank on Blank project came across a box in New York City. In it was a cassette tape recorded in 1984, and on that tape was legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and Julian Beck – the actor and theatrical director who founded The Living Theater. Ginsberg brought a tape recorder as a gift to a Manhattan hospital where his friend Beck was undergoing treatment for cancer – again. It’s an intimate document of a decades old friendship that will soon be cut short, and of a man coming to terms with dying.
Here’s how we presented it.