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Eroticism Should Occur in the Audience

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers Guy Debord's Hurlements en faveur de Sade (Howls for Sade, 1952). Hurlements is a sound film without images: when someone speaks, the screen is white and filled with light; ... More


Beyond Spectacle and the Image: the Poetics of Guy Debord and Agamben

Murray Alex

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the crucial relationship Giorgio Agamben forges with the work of Guy Debord and the concept of ‘the society of the spectacle’. It isolates three key moments in which a ... More


Insinyation Détournement and Gender in Guy Debord

Patrick Greaney

in Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687343
eISBN:
9781452949116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687343.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter focuses on Guy Debord’s understanding of the concept of détournement and spectacle which originated from the Situationists; Debord, in his book The Society of the Spectacle, defines the ... More


Theoscopy: Transparency, Omnipotence, and Modernity

Stefanos Geroulanos

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

By taking up the motif of a “theoscopic” regime, this chapter connects the religious and theological tradition in which God's omniscient gaze is a central if not ... More


Guy Debord

Dave Mesing

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Posing the question of the Debord–Agamben relation immediately presents us with a series of problems, particular to Debord as well as Agamben. In terms of Debord, we must decide how to position ... More


Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

Patrick Greaney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687343
eISBN:
9781452949116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687343.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Literature and art have always depended on imitation, and in the past few decades quotation and appropriation have become dominant aesthetic practices. But critical methods have not kept pace with ... More


Situating Images: Photography, Writing, and Cinema in the Work of Guy Debord

Tyrus Miller

in On Writing with Photography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674695
eISBN:
9781452947518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on photography in relation to the writing, political activity, and cinematic work of Guy Debord. It discusses Debord’s 1967 book La Societe du Spectacle (The Society of the ... More


‘Efficient Market Ideology’

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter delves into the economic ideologies that were promoted by Milton Friedman and the Chicago School in the latter decades of the 20th century. The financial imperative of the period was ... More


Buildings on Fire: The Situationist International and the Red Army Faction

Charity Scribner

in After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168649
eISBN:
9780231538299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Red Army Faction's (RAF) ties to the Situationist International (SI), the Paris-based group of artists and activists led by Guy Debord. More specifically, it considers the ... More


Power without Politics: Domination Theory and the Crises of Capitalism

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Around 1996, the review re-orientated its political critique to examine how the globalisation of financial capitalism had hamstrung the progressive left. Michel Surya’s De la domination described ... More


The Securitarian Society of the Spectacle

Nicholas De Genova

in Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708439
eISBN:
9780814725481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the spectacle of security. Elaborating on Guy Debord's theses to demystify US establishment ideology, it reveals how history is buried in culture through discourses of ... More


Erasing

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The focus of this chapter is on mental images that spectators are prompted to build and then to erase, either by conjuring a disappearance within them or by dismantling them fully as part of the ... More


Introduction

Jacob C. Miller

in Spectacle and Trumpism: An Embodied Assemblage Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529212501
eISBN:
9781529212532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212501.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The introduction lays the philosophical foundations for the study by discussing Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle” and relevant critiques. To reconstruct this theoretical approach, the ... More


Introduction

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the core Lettrist films produced by Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, and Guy Debord in the years 1951–1952. In the film Traité de bave et d'éternité ... More


Deviant Properties: Street Observation Studies

Jordan Sand

in Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520275669
eISBN:
9780520956988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275669.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 centers on the activities of the Street Observation Studies Society, a group of artists, historians, and others who won a broad following with their documentation of overlooked and ... More


Looping Sensations: On Waiting with the Existential Ryan Rivera

Sandra Ruiz

in Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479888740
eISBN:
9781479890705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479888740.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter shares the archive of the late queer Rican avant-garde multimedia artist Ryan Rivera by examining his experimental videos. Less than a minute each, these abstract videos draw the ... More


“Cyrus appeared both great and good”: Xenophon and the Performativity of Kingship

Carol Atack

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Atack argues that Xenophon’s depiction of the performance of kingship by Cyrus (Cyropaedia), Agesilaus (Hellenica, Agesilaus), and other kings contains an evaluative model that ... More


Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Vidéothèque de Paris

Catherine E. Clark

in Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

The Vidéothèque de Paris, a video archive of the city’s past that opened in 1988, provides the opportunity to take stock of over a hundred years of putting pictures of Paris’s past at the heart of ... More


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