I’ve finally finished my re-working of Debord’s film. Might be of interest to readers.

Debord Films

February 4, 2013

I’ve just finished re-subtitling two of Debord’s early films, which include some additional info excluded of other versions online, as well as much better readability. Enjoy!

 

2001 Film by The Imaginary Party aka Tiqqun, with accompanying script below.

SCRIPT:
[download pdf]

to the lost children:

[Long sequence of multiple people dining at a cafe sitting on the same bar stool facing the street through a diner window. Each person is filmed from outside, unaware of the cameraperson.]

Voice 1 (masculine):

The great social body of Empire, the great big social body of Empire, which is like an enormous round jellyfish beached on all the roundness of the earth… …is implanted with electrodes.

Hundreds, thousands… such an unbelievable number of electrodes, and such a variety of different types that they don’t even seem like electrodes. There’s the TV electrode, of course, but there’s also the money electrode, the pharmaceutical electrode, and the Jeune-Fille electrode. With those thousands and millions of electrodes, so many kinds that I can’t even count them, they manage the dull encephalogram of the imperial metropolis. It’s through these mostly imperceptible channels, that they transmit, second by second, the information, the mental states, the affects and the counter-affects that prolong our universal sleep. Not to mention all the receptors that are attached to the electrodes. The journalists, sociologists, cops, intellectuals, professors and other agents who… incomprehensibly…  have been delegated with the task of supervising the activity of the electrodes. Read the rest of this entry »

SI Film

August 7, 2012

Hi All,

I wanted to pass along a new site I’ve spent a few days putting together: Situationist Film.

If you follow this site you know I have been (ever so slowly) trying to finish my remake of Debord’s film version of The Society of the Spectacle, and in researching past works of the SI and related groups like the Lettrists, I’ve decided to try and archive some of that research.  The site is in process, but I think fills a hole in the numerous sites dedicated to the SI in English.

On a related note, I’ve migrated the previous post into a page on this site, which I’ll continue to update as I discover new texts and attempt to make it as comprehensive of a SI related library as possible, since most archives are dedicated to only SI texts, and not works on or influenced by SI. That page can be viewed here.