Filmmaker and writer Keith Sanborn has championed the work of the Situationists for years, recently curating a film series for Exit Art in New York City. Tonight we will show La dilectique peut-elle casser des briques (1973, b&w, video, 90 min.) which he has translated and made available in a sub-titled.version “An extra-ordinary example of Situationist film practice by René Viénet and many others. It started as Doo Kwang Gee’s The Crush, a better than average Hong Kong Kung-Fu movie. By means of strategic voice-overs and a complete re-dubbing of the original Chinese dialogue with a French dialogue track of radical and uncompromising critique, it became what it declares itself to be, ‘the first entirely detourned film in the history of cinema.'” (K.S.)
Saturday, November 24, 1990
La dilectique peut-elle casser des briques?
A Situationaist detournment by René Viénet & Gérard Cohen (?)
Eye Gallery (now closed)