Between 2017-2019 Lukas Feireiss directed the interdisciplinary programme Radical Cut-Up at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. The Master of Fine Arts and Design program celebrated the emergence and evolution of the cut-up as the contemporary mode of creativity and dominant global model of cultural production today. Radical Cut-Up encouraged its participants to copy, combine, create and celebrate experimental forms of creative production.

Against the backdrop of the accelerated growth of new digital technologies that expand the production and circulation of images, text, sound, and objects in contemporary life, the interdisciplinary temporary master thereby drew on a broader definition of the term “cut-up“ as a mixture or fusion of disparate elements, or the art of carefully crafted juxtaposition. Within the context of this programme, the term is a container for a long list of names and actions, that describes the the mixing and reconfiguration of existing materials to produce new outcomes.

Following an experimental approach to the interdisciplinary nature of cultural production today, Radical Cut-Up united theory and practice by providing a new perspective in the contemporary educational landscape. Drawing on a broad and inclusive range of media, the temporary master programme embraced new methodologies for the future of education: interdisciplinarity, collaboration and co-production.