On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1957-1972

On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Situationist International A new form of mental illness has swept the planet banalisation Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disp

  • Title: On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1957-1972
  • Author: Elizabeth Sussman Peter Wollen Greil Marcus Mark Francis Tom Levin Mirella Bandini Troels Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780262231466
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new form of mental illness has swept the planet banalisation Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit Gilles Ivain, Formula for a New City, 1958These essays, original texts, photographs, comics, film stills, and color plates document the rich agit art legacy A new form of mental illness has swept the planet banalisation Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit Gilles Ivain, Formula for a New City, 1958These essays, original texts, photographs, comics, film stills, and color plates document the rich agit art legacy of the Situationist International, a group of European artists and writers who emerged from such avant garde movements as COBRA, Lettrisme, and the Imaginary Bauhaus and from the breakup of Surrealism to launch a strategy of art as cultural critique The Situationist s attempt to transform everyday life through paintings, films and manifestos, posters and pamphlets, acts and agitations, as well as the journal Internationale Situationiste, culminated in the 1968 student uprising in Paris and shifted the Situationist focus from aesthetic concerns to political instigation.In her contribution, Elisabeth Sussman describes the significance of the SI exhibit at Boston s Institute of Contemporary Art in the context of American museums Mark Francis s introduction explains the background of the SI and is followed by a documentary section that includes translations of emblematic pre situationist and situationist texts The SI, prominent Situationist artists, and their techniques are then examined and critiqued in five insightful essays Peter Wollen looks at the SI in light of its paradigmatic attempt to marry art and politics He evaluates the traditions that led to and from this moment of fusion and to its successes and its failures Greil Marcus examines Memoires, a collaborative book project by the painter Asger Jorn and the writer and theorist Guy Debord Marcus s close reading of the book s construction in which a series of clips or appropriations from mass media sources were splattered with paint, shows that it literally demonstrates the situationist technique of detournement the dislocation or turning of the everyday.Tom Levin focuses on the films of Guy Debord and on their relation to the Lettrist cinema and the American avant garde cinema of the early 1960s Two brief essays by Troels Andersen and Mirella Bandini respectively take up Asger Jorn s relationship to the SI and the 1956 Congress at Alba that laid the foundations for the formation of the SI.

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    1. The great Peter Wollen put this show together on the Situationists - and the above title is the catalogue, which is equally hard to find and super great. Wonderful images and basically a great introduction to Guy Debord and the Situationists.

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