Celebrity, social media, selfies, spin… More than any other term, spectacle describes our postmodern and post-industrial worlds. This project marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the last century’s most influential texts, Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Our project revisits the theories and practices of Debord and the Situationist International (1957-72), the group of political artists to which he belonged, to examine how their radicalism has impacted, and can impact, on contemporary live performance.
- Théâtre/Public special issue, no. 231 (January 2019), Internationale situationniste, théâtre, performance, edited by Christian Biet, Cristina de Simone and Clare Finburgh Delijani.
- Performance Research special issue, no. 23.7 (December 2018), On Drifting, edited by Carl Lavery, David Pinder and Marielle Pelissero.