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18 NOVEMBER 2016

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost In The World Like Me?

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Simon Perkins
22 AUGUST 2006

Reconstructed Warfare to be Consumed Within the Safe and Controlled Vestiges of Home

"Godard has reserved the 'bedroom' as the primary site for consumption of contemporary Hollywood cinema. In Baudrillardian fashion, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) plays on a super–sized widescreen television at the foot of the bed: as a form of 'reconstructed' warfare to be consumed within the safe and controlled vestiges of home."

(Alex Munt, Macquarie University, Australia)

[Jean–Luc Godard's recent exhibition at the Pompidou Centre presents a commentary on the nature of cinema and its enduring interest despite its various transformations. He makes his commentary through the form of an installation sculpture arranged as three viewing rooms. The rooms represent three points in time: The Day before Yesterday; Yesterday; and Today. Interestingly works within the Today room seem to suggest a shift away from the practice of cinema being a collective viewing activity to being a private activity played out in domestic spaces.]

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Alex Munt • bedbedroom • Black Hawk Down • Centre Georges PompidoucinemaconsumptionFranceGulf WarHollywoodhypermediacyJean BaudrillardJean-Luc GodardmediationreconstructionRidley Scottspectacle obfuscateswar
05 APRIL 2005

Psychogeography and the Dérive

"The situationists' desire to become psychogeographers, with an understanding of the 'precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals', was intended to cultivate an awareness of the ways in which everyday life is presently conditioned and controlled, the ways in which this manipulation can be exposed and subverted, and the possibilities for chosen forms of constructed situations in the post–spectacular world. Only an awareness of the influences of the existing environment can encourage the critique of the present conditions of daily life, and yet it is precisely this concern with the environment which we live which is ignored."

(Sadie Plant)

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conditioned • derive • post-spectacular world • psychogeographer • psychogeography • Sadie Plant • situationistSociety of the Spectacle (Guy Debord)spectacle obfuscatesspectacular society
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