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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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The production of decadence

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] “There are already machines specially constructed to serve no useful purpose. Here is the best: on sale in New York, for a dollar, [there is] a self-eating machine. As soon as you press … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Structures of Reification

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] As though old Marx directed everything from his grave, the commodity form has contributed, by the logic of its real development, to the clarification and deepening of the critique of political economy. Admittedly … Continue reading

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