Thursday, February 8, 1996

Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Cinematheque premieres Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle in a video version subtitled by Keith Sanborn. “While the writing of leading Situationist Guy Debord has become the cornerstone cliché of postmodernism, his paintings, artist books and films remain unknown. Society of the Spectacle — Debord’s 1973 adaptation of his book — is an essay using detourned images (Hollywood and East Block feature sequences, news footage, commercials, porn, stills) accompanied by his own voice-over and quotations from Hegel, Marx, and others.” (KS)