Whatever Happened to the Situationists?
I ran into this yesterday when I was trying to get an accurate translation of 'amité et force', not just the meaning of each word, but the history behind it. In doing so, I stumbled onto 'Whatever Happened to the Situationists?
. I thought that a Hell of a good question, especially as I was completely ignorant on the topic. Like, who/what are Situationists?
Well, it appears to have a great deal to do with, The Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord)
. A.H.S. Boy has this to say in on the topic
'Biding Spectacular Time'
"The first chapter, 'Separation Perfected,'contains the fundamental assertions on which much of Debord's influence rests, and the very first thesis, that
the whole of life of those societies in which modern
establishes Debord's judgment; the rest attempt to explain it, and to elaborate on the need for a practical and revolutionary resistance."
conditions of production prevail presents itself as an
immense accumulation of spectacles. All that was once
directly lived has become mere representation.
See, and it figures, I don't find out about the party until it's over. Situationist International Online
hasn't updated their site since Aug '03, but it's got lots of cool reading lists. So does Links at nothingness.org: si
In the end, I think it was the slogan that got me so intrigued: "Hence the SI slogan "boredom is always counter-revolutionary"."
I may learn more about this. I mean, geez, we're torturing prisoners, can revolution be far behind? Maybe, but...