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Memoires – sources of detournements and existing English translations

I have been very surprised (and very pleased!) at the amount of interest already shown in my translation of “Memoires”.  I have realised that it would be of value to some people to make some information available on the sources … Continue reading

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And Finally… Debord & Jorn’s “Memoires”

 Here is the first truly significant output of this website – the first complete English translation of Guy Debord & Asger Jorn’s collaborative book “Memoires”.  The document has been put together as a facsimile of the original – with … Continue reading

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Debord & Jorn’s “Memoires” finally coming your way!

Over a year and a half ago (sigh…) I wrote about a side-project of producing a ‘facsimile” English version of Guy Debord & Asger Jorn’s ‘Memoires‘.  At the time I wrote: “Most of the translation work has been done – and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Anna O’Meara

The internet can lead to some very fortuitous meetings. Recently I was contacted by Anna O’Meara who had heard that I had a number of original Lettriste books. As she explained, she is currently working on translating selections from Isidore … Continue reading

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Progress Update on INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1

Since officially restarting work on the major project of this blog, I’m happy to report that a lot of progress has been made. I have completed about two-thirds of the work needed on the first issue of Internationale Situationniste. Every … Continue reading

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Update to “The Situationists in America”

The text to my translation of “The Situationists in America” has been fully revised and independently proof-read against the original French. This is the first of my translations that I consider to be accurate, rather than simply “indicative”. Accordingly I … Continue reading

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Situationniste Blog

Anyone interested in this blog will also find it interesting to visit Situationniste Blog. The remit of the site is to document interesting and unusual documents and material related to the Internationale Situationniste. Since discovering the site via a Google … Continue reading

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A Year Has Passed…

It was just over a year ago I that I last posted to this blog. Well – I’m pleased to say that I’m back, and my original project of making the journal Internationale Situationniste available in English ‘facsimile’ is still … Continue reading

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Industrial Painting at Tate Modern

On a visit to the Tate Modern yesterday I was surprised to see a roll of Pinot-Gallizio’s industrial paintings on display. So here are a few pictures to help illustrate my translation of Activity of the Italian Section from IS#2. … Continue reading

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Three more CMDO détourned comics

Original detourned comic strip is printed on p.195 of Vienet, “Enragés et Situationnistes dans le Mouvement des Occupations” (Gallimard, 1968) Original detourned comic strip is printed on p.173 of Vienet, “Enragés et Situationnistes dans le Mouvement des Occupations” (Gallimard, 1968) … Continue reading

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