the situationist city presentation by V éronique Vienne
“… on the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time.”
 
Asger Jorn and Guy Debord, 1957 L’INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE (IS)
KEY SITUATIONIST CONCEPTS 1- Create “situations” that subvert the complacency of consumers 2- Use “disorientation” to acce...
The spectacle. What spectacle?
 
Cassandre
Cassandre by Andr é Kertez
Atelier Loupot
… when life itself becomes “the” spectacle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1942  -----------> 1952
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“ Boredom is form of political oppression .” Guy Debord
 
Advertising messages are occupying the public sphere
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two opposing points of views: spectacular vs. non-spectacular
Situationist tactic no 1:  THE DRIFT (La d érive) a.k.a Psychogeography The drift is a technique for wandering around aime...
Subverting the map
Lettrist exercises: subverting the integrity of the page
Exercises in graphic “disorientation” (Asger Jorn et Guy Debord)
 
Disorientation map
Psychog é ography/Situationist maps
 
 
 
lust.nl
 
Worldmapper
lust.nl
Christian Nold
Andreas Nicolas Fisher
Johnathan Harris
Situationist tactic no 2: REROUTING IMAGES also called DETOURNEMENT One of the most popular techniques to subvert the « sp...
 
Seattle 1999
Abu Ghraib 2006
Adbusters magazine
 
Adbusters “Buy Nothing” campaign
 
Reappropriation of “d étournement” by designers and advertising agencies
 
 
 
 
 
Mai 1968 Situationist slogan: “ shop more, live less”
Malte Martin
Les graphiquants
Situationist tactic no 3: « CONVIVIAL UPRISING » Building barricades against boredom
Under the cobblestones, the beach
 
 
 
 
 
Paris Mai 1968
 
 
 
Grapus: Pierre Bernard
The Punk Mouvement /Jamie Reid
Subverting the walls
Let the walls speak!
 
 
 
 
Barbara Kruger
New York: East Village
Paris today: rue Denoyer
Paris: rue Ramponeau
 
In the subversive tradition: up againt the walls
Berlin 1988
Berlin Wall 2003
 
Ernest Pignon Ernest
Ernest Pignon Ernest
West Bank Wall Banksy
Banksy
Banksy
Sao Paulo: Alexander Orion
 
 
 
 
Situationist “in situ” events today
Malte Martin
Malte Martin
Malte Martin
Malte Martin
Paris Nuits blanches
 
 
 
 
 
 
JR in the favelas Situationist Drift: Reinventing urban space
 
situationist exercise
 
 
The north-south axis
Example of a Cardo Maximus: Apamea, Syria
Other examples: Reims and J é rusalem
Broadway splits Manhattan in halves
 
 
An overland route during the Bronze Age, it was used to transport tin from England to Greece. To avoid crossing large bodi...
 
The US Continental Divide
 
Scott McCloud
 
The gutter between the pages
the gutter is a fold with an erotic dimension…
the cardo maximus of Paris: rue Saint Denis
Paris cardo maximus
 
 
the cardo extended into the countryside through the “Lendit”
the street used to be a country road
 
 
the Saint Denis street is a narrow canyon that splits the city in halves.
Claude Monet
…  It’s really a “gutter”, where, for centuries, prostitutes have offered their services to pilgrims and  tourists.
 
Passage du Grand Cerf… Passage du Caire… Passage du Prado It is a street of secret passages
South of the arch: the street with its fancy courtyards North of the arch: the country road with its back alleys
Rue Saint Denis crosses the plain north of Paris: it is a mythological path through the Lendit, a celtic “ground z éro”
 
 
the “monjoies”  were mysterious monuments.
 
 
Bronze was used for weapons,  tools, statues and coins.
 
The Lendit fairground
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Stade de France, at the very center of the Lendit plain, is also the center of of the Ile- de-France
Porte Saint Denis  in Manhattan?
 
The Manhattan Bridge  Architectes: Carrere & Hastings, 1916
 
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An introduction to Situationist International, as well as its ramifications in contemporary culture. Véronique also presents a comprehensive history of the rue St Denis, from 400 A.D. until today.

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Situationist City by Véronique Vienne

  1. 1. the situationist city presentation by V éronique Vienne
  2. 2. “… on the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time.”
  3. 4. Asger Jorn and Guy Debord, 1957 L’INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE (IS)
  4. 5. KEY SITUATIONIST CONCEPTS 1- Create “situations” that subvert the complacency of consumers 2- Use “disorientation” to access out-of-the-box thinking (“urban drift” as a technique to connect with the city) 3- Appropriate existing advertisements by co-opting their messages (“adbusting” to debunk hypocrisy) 4- Avoid “spectacular” behavior
  5. 6. The spectacle. What spectacle?
  6. 8. Cassandre
  7. 9. Cassandre by Andr é Kertez
  8. 10. Atelier Loupot
  9. 11. … when life itself becomes “the” spectacle
  10. 19. 1942 -----------> 1952
  11. 28. “ Boredom is form of political oppression .” Guy Debord
  12. 30. Advertising messages are occupying the public sphere
  13. 41. Two opposing points of views: spectacular vs. non-spectacular
  14. 42. Situationist tactic no 1: THE DRIFT (La d érive) a.k.a Psychogeography The drift is a technique for wandering around aimelessly in order to subvert the patriarchal order of the traditional time-space
  15. 43. Subverting the map
  16. 44. Lettrist exercises: subverting the integrity of the page
  17. 45. Exercises in graphic “disorientation” (Asger Jorn et Guy Debord)
  18. 47. Disorientation map
  19. 48. Psychog é ography/Situationist maps
  20. 52. lust.nl
  21. 54. Worldmapper
  22. 55. lust.nl
  23. 56. Christian Nold
  24. 57. Andreas Nicolas Fisher
  25. 58. Johnathan Harris
  26. 59. Situationist tactic no 2: REROUTING IMAGES also called DETOURNEMENT One of the most popular techniques to subvert the « spectacle »
  27. 61. Seattle 1999
  28. 62. Abu Ghraib 2006
  29. 63. Adbusters magazine
  30. 65. Adbusters “Buy Nothing” campaign
  31. 67. Reappropriation of “d étournement” by designers and advertising agencies
  32. 73. Mai 1968 Situationist slogan: “ shop more, live less”
  33. 74. Malte Martin
  34. 75. Les graphiquants
  35. 76. Situationist tactic no 3: « CONVIVIAL UPRISING » Building barricades against boredom
  36. 77. Under the cobblestones, the beach
  37. 83. Paris Mai 1968
  38. 87. Grapus: Pierre Bernard
  39. 88. The Punk Mouvement /Jamie Reid
  40. 89. Subverting the walls
  41. 90. Let the walls speak!
  42. 95. Barbara Kruger
  43. 96. New York: East Village
  44. 97. Paris today: rue Denoyer
  45. 98. Paris: rue Ramponeau
  46. 100. In the subversive tradition: up againt the walls
  47. 101. Berlin 1988
  48. 102. Berlin Wall 2003
  49. 104. Ernest Pignon Ernest
  50. 105. Ernest Pignon Ernest
  51. 106. West Bank Wall Banksy
  52. 107. Banksy
  53. 108. Banksy
  54. 109. Sao Paulo: Alexander Orion
  55. 114. Situationist “in situ” events today
  56. 115. Malte Martin
  57. 116. Malte Martin
  58. 117. Malte Martin
  59. 118. Malte Martin
  60. 119. Paris Nuits blanches
  61. 126. JR in the favelas Situationist Drift: Reinventing urban space
  62. 128. situationist exercise
  63. 131. The north-south axis
  64. 132. Example of a Cardo Maximus: Apamea, Syria
  65. 133. Other examples: Reims and J é rusalem
  66. 134. Broadway splits Manhattan in halves
  67. 137. An overland route during the Bronze Age, it was used to transport tin from England to Greece. To avoid crossing large bodies of water, it followed the watershed line across Europe. (tin and copper were essential to manufacture bronze.) The Tin Road from Cornwall to Corinth
  68. 139. The US Continental Divide
  69. 141. Scott McCloud
  70. 143. The gutter between the pages
  71. 144. the gutter is a fold with an erotic dimension…
  72. 145. the cardo maximus of Paris: rue Saint Denis
  73. 146. Paris cardo maximus
  74. 149. the cardo extended into the countryside through the “Lendit”
  75. 150. the street used to be a country road
  76. 153. the Saint Denis street is a narrow canyon that splits the city in halves.
  77. 154. Claude Monet
  78. 155. … It’s really a “gutter”, where, for centuries, prostitutes have offered their services to pilgrims and tourists.
  79. 157. Passage du Grand Cerf… Passage du Caire… Passage du Prado It is a street of secret passages
  80. 158. South of the arch: the street with its fancy courtyards North of the arch: the country road with its back alleys
  81. 159. Rue Saint Denis crosses the plain north of Paris: it is a mythological path through the Lendit, a celtic “ground z éro”
  82. 162. the “monjoies” were mysterious monuments.
  83. 165. Bronze was used for weapons, tools, statues and coins.
  84. 167. The Lendit fairground
  85. 177. The Stade de France, at the very center of the Lendit plain, is also the center of of the Ile- de-France
  86. 178. Porte Saint Denis in Manhattan?
  87. 180. The Manhattan Bridge Architectes: Carrere & Hastings, 1916

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