Saturday, November 12, 2005

The society of the spectacle continues

“It is in these conditions that a parodic end of the division of labor suddenly appears, with carnivalesque gaiety, all the more welcome because it coincides with the generalized disappearance of all real ability. A financier can be a singer, a lawyer a police spy, a baker can parade his literary tastes, an actor can be president, a chef can philosophize on cookery techniques as if they were landmarks in universal history. Anyone can join the spectacle, in order publicly to adopt, or sometimes secretly practice, an entirely different activity from whatever specialism first made their name.”

Sam Renseiw indulges with this short documentary, to G. Debord’s commentary on the subject. Step in to the spectacle here, or enter the ballroom directly by clicking on the image.

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