This spring we have been working on a series of workshops based on the situationist Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle. In this book, Debord decribes with unwavering rigorosity and poetical richness the nature of capital that has gotten to a state of accumulation so that it became “spectacle”. By using the word spectacle Debord describes the commodification of all aspects of human life, including love and the most intimate relationships to an extent when illusion becomes the real and the real is only a moment within the illusion.
Starting from chapters of The Society of the Spectacle we set out to find our own relationships to the spectacle. We used different practices, many of them public space observations, some kind of a dérive in the city (as situationists called this kind of method of psychogeography).
From April 29 on we are organising open soirées to share with others the practices used during the workshop.
See the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4653022051470467/4660771084028897