Debord and Wolman—Détournement

Guy Debord and Gil J Wolman "A User's Guide to Détournement" (1956) in Situationist International Anthology (2006) trans. and ed. Ken Knabb pp. 14-21 It is not just returning to the past which is reactionary; even "modern" cultural objectives are ultimately reactionary since they depend on ideological formulations of a past society that has prolonged its death agony to the present. The only historically justified tactic is extremist innovation. (14) Unfortunately it is not only our various und...
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Détourn or Deform?

"A Maximum of Openness: Jacqueline de Jong in conversation with Karen Kurczynski" in Expect Anything Fear Nothing (2011) ed. Rasmussen and Jakobsen p. 195 JdJ: ... If you look at it, you can see that I printed it in the smallest font possible so that no one could read it. And it was on purpose. I was already at that moment not very happy with the guys in Drakabygget, mainly Thorsen, I must say. The Drakabygget people were making détournements of articles of mine, such as "Gog and Magog," in thei...
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Can speculative fiction teach us anything in a world this crazy?

There’s an old saw from Mark Twain about how truth is stranger than fiction, and I think it’s fair to say we’ve lived through a very strange reality this past year. With all the chaos and change, we’re led to a foundational question: what’s the purpose of speculative fiction and its adjacent genres of science fiction and fantasy when so much of our world seems to already embody the fantastical worlds these works depict? So I got our occasional fictional columnist Eliot Peper and the author of Ve...
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How Holbein left clever clue in portrait to identify Henry VIII’s queen

New evidence shows miniature long held to be of Catherine Howard could depict Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of ClevesCreated in around 1540 by Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII and one of the greatest portraitists of all time, the miniature is a prized treasure in the Royal Collection. But the sitter is unknown, with the artefact long catalogued merely as “Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Catherine Howard”, Henry VIII’s fifth queen.Now, as a result of fresh research, she has been given a new iden...
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Theatre History: Introduction to Outdoor Theatre

The sun is shining and the weather is getting warmer, so let’s take advantage of that and learn about outdoor theatre. There are many historical examples of theatre that was staged outdoors. Here is a brief overview of a few of them. Ancient Greek Drama Outdoor theatres consisted of an orchestra (stage), skene (scene building […]
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Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’

An exhibition of Matthew Krouse’s underground films reveal an agitator awed by the tradition of ‘dirty queers’ The post Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Writing, Films, Military, Friday, Ethereum, Clubhouse, Apartheid, Mark Gevisser, Queer, Adam Broomberg, NFTS, William Foster, SADF, Decentraland, Conscription

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