The Art of Lying: Who is Harvey Matusow?
What could be more uncomfortably human than lying? An act of hope and fear, daring and cowardice that is oddly creative at the same time – few practiced the art of lying better than Harvey Matusow. This 2-night programme investigates this one-time Communist turned celebrity FBI informant who later re-invented himself as a champion of London’s 1960s arts-scene and writer for the infamous Oz magazine.
In the first of our two events, we offer a multimedia presentation of never-before-seen material from Matusow’s archive at the University of Sussex Special Collections, including rare films and images, a live-link to New York, and a roundtable discussion featuring University of Sussex faculty, music journalists, and archive professionals.