Elevator Gallery presents:
Debord and the 'Society of the Spectacle'
Wednesday 22nd April ' 7pm
Led by Elevator's Andy Murray
Guests from the cutting-edge artist-run Elevator Gallery present a discussion on Spectacle and Simulacra, with reference to the Situationist International.
'Life used to be directly lived, but has since receded into representation' ' Debord, 'The Society of the Spectacle'.
How do we understand a world saturated by media images? Do we live in a Society of the Spectacle from which authentic life needs to be recovered? Or, as Jean Baudrillard claimed, is there no reality to speak of, except a hypereality of media representation? An introduction to these problems, involving screenings of a selection of Debord's films, to discuss how art can communicate outside of the dominant commodity culture of globalised capitalism, and how political resistance can remain possible in a world where the Gulf-War might not have really happened.
Includes film screenings.
Housmans Book Shop
5 Caledonion Road
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