Sunday, March 26, 2006

GRAFFITI FOUND

Graffiti found in London at the beginning of the 1970s:

SAME THINGS DAY AFTER DAY
TUBE-WORK-DINNER-WORK-TUBE-ARMCHAIR-T.V.-SLEEP-TUBE-WORK
HOW MUCH MORE CAN YOU TAKE
ONE IN FIVE CRACKS UP

And today? Well, things haven't changed so much:



ARCHWAY 2006

3 Comments:

Blogger Comandante Gringo said...

This is all very cutesy here; but we still have to organize all those mundane, boring details of revolution -- and work -- which wouldn't involve much of the ideological goofing off that Situationism appears to be glorifying and revelling in. No wonder Situationism appears to have such resonance with the Postmodernist "AntiGlob" -- anti-communist -- crowd of today.

I'm not too keen on much of what I see with this Kult of the Situation, no matter that subjective reality was a stunted and largely unrealized moment of classic stalinism and much of the rest of 'classic' marxism. We could do with a proper marxist kritik of this bastard child of marxism, Situationism...

7:22 PM  
Blogger paddington said...

I discovered Marx via Debord and the Situationists, which is probably an arse-about-face way of doing things. But you are right - there is much abstraction in situationism, and it can be difficult to grasp anything concrete from it. I guess this is reflected in the type of revolution which the SI and its colleagues generated: Paris 1968.

A proper Marxist critique of Debord is indeed needed. I won't promise it will happen immediately, but when I get a chance, I shall get my book (and video) of Society of the Spectacle out and try and wheedle something tangible from it.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder Situationism appears to have such resonance with the Postmodernist "AntiGlob" -- anti-communist -- crowd of today.


You sound a bit...SWPish.

rwillmsen.livejournal.com

9:02 PM  

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