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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues III: The ethics and politics of cinema

In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord in ways comparable to few.  With our recent post on football and the society of the spectacle (click here), we share below the third and last … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues II: Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

The situation is neither the becoming-art of life nor the becoming-life of art. We can comprehend its true nature only if we locate it historically in its proper place: that is, after the end and self destruction of art, and after the passage of … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues I: The Prologue to The Uses of the Body

To bring to light—beyond every vitalism—the intimate interweaving of being and living: this is today certainly the task of thought (and of politics). Giorgio Agamben In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord … Continue reading

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The spectacle of football: A somnambulist’s reflections on a man called Neymar

As long as necessity is socially dreamed, dreaming will remain a social necessity.  The spectacle is the bad dream of a modern society in chains and ultimately expresses nothing more than its wish for sleep.  The spectacle is the guardian … Continue reading

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Notes on “the immigrant question”: Guy Debord

Among the functions of borders, political and others, is to stabilise and make possible the exploitation of human populations, against the free flows of capital commodities and commodity spectacles.  If populations were allowed complete freedom of movement, equal to that … Continue reading

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The reign of the police

This so perfect democracy itself constructs its inconceivable enemy, terrorism.  It wants, in effect, to be judged by its enemies rather then by its results.  The history of terrorism is written by the State: it is therefore enlightening.  The spectator … Continue reading

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Now and the anarchy of destituent power: Reading politics with the invisible committee

… they wanted to reinvent everything, each day; to make themselves masters and possessors of their own lives. Guy Debord If to constituent power corresponds revolutions, uprisings and new consititutions, that is, a violence that lays down and constitutes new … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: An interview with Robert Kurz

A second post in our series, Against labour, against capital … In this 2006 interview, Robert Kurz offers a succinct definition the “radical critique of value”, and discusses the nature of the commodity and markets, the “ontologization of value”, abstract … Continue reading

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An illustrated guide to Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle”

From Hyperallergic, a brief, illustrated reflection on Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle, authored by Tiernan Morgan and Lauren Purje (10/08/2016) …

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From film of denunciation to the revolutionary use of film

R. Magritte, La trahison des images Le monde est déjà filmé.  Il s’agit maintenant de le transformer Guy Debord Contemporary social movements have contributed to and have been sustained by a proliferation of media production, often described as alternative, in … Continue reading

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