Sunday, December 17, 2006

In the inverted reality of the spectacle



[ "In the essential movement of the spectacle, which consists of taking up all that existed in human activity in a fluid state so as to possess it in a congealed state as things which have become the exclusive value by their formulation in negative of lived value, we recognize our old enemy, the commodity, who knows so well how to seem at first glance something trivial and obvious, while on the contrary it is so complex and so full of metaphysical subtleties."]

Speculating on the commodity's complexity, Sam Renseiw collected yet more illustrative footage from a space with congealed flooring, a local situation. View a glimpse of a closed societé du spectacle by clicking here or enter the ice by mousing in above. (patafilm # 319, 01'14'', 5.8 MB, Quicktime/Mov - Flash version for PC at blip.tv)

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