Category Archives: Critique

Cuadernos de Negación – Against the Valorization of Life – Part I

We have decided to undertake the task of translation the whole of CUARDERNOS DE NEGACIÓN 11th issue (May 2018), entitled “Contra la valorización de la vida” (tr. Against the valorization of life). Here we present the first part of our…

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In the city (1): indifference

In the city (1): indifference In the city there’s a thousand things I wanna say to you…—The Jam Somewhere in Marx[1] he writes of the experience of indifference that the individual submitted to capitalist social relations has. He argues that … Continue reading

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Spectacle of what?

This is an article I wrote a few months ago. It will soon be appearing in a Spanish translation in the journal 2&3DORM. The complete text of the article in the original English can be found in pdf format here. … Continue reading

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The independence of the commodity (2)

Page 37 of internationale situationniste no. 10 has exerted a strange fascination for me since I first saw it. The striking way it combines the reproduction of a contemporary ad, appended with Situationist critical commentary, completes this détournement. Unfortunately, the novel … Continue reading

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Aktion Surreal 1991-1994

Back in 2011 Gerald Keaney published a critical account of the group Aktion Surreal. Aktion Surreal (hereafter AS) was formed in late 1991 by myself and Gerald. Early the following year we launched the group on an unsuspecting world (ok, … Continue reading

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How the Situationist International became what it was

I finally submitted my thesis on the SI last April, 2017. It was accepted by the university in August of the same year after being given the green light by my three markers. It is available here. So, the project … Continue reading

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A Palinode for the Bureau

A little over two years ago I applauded Eric-John Russell’s review of Ken Knabb’s revised translation of The Society of the Spectacle, saying: Knabb’s attempt to make Debord’s work more accessible seems to have ossified it – perhaps inadvertently. On further reflection, … Continue reading

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