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Debord and 'SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE'

22 Apr 2009

Event times

Starts at 7pm - arrive early - limited seating

Cost of entry

Free

Elevator

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses: 26, N26, 30, 236, 276,308, 488, 388
  • Changeat Stratford underground to overground, one stop to Hackney Wick
  • Train: Hackney Wick

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A Philosophical series taking place at Housmans in collaboration with Elevator Gallery

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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.

FREE EVENT

Housmans Book Shop
5 Caledonion Road
Kings Cross
London
N1 9DX

For more information about Elevator Gallery please visit: http://www.elevatorgallery.co.uk

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