This video commences my tour about the entertainment
. It is part of my larger tour project where, after teaching the 2007 LFYT class
, I attempted to create on YouTube a structure to think through, display, and organize the hundreds of student videos made for the course which were (like other videos on YouTube) hard to systematize, see, or make sense of via our class page. In this video, I attempt to playfully enact the style/content of which I speak.
According to "self-proclaimed leader of the Situationist International,"[cit]
Guy Debord: "The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible. It says nothing more than 'that which appears is good, that which is good appears.' The attitude which it demands in principle is passive acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without reply, by its monopoly of appearance."[cit]
Guy Debord was a founding member of the Situationist International, a liberatarian group that formed in response to the May
1968 protests in Paris
: "The way out of the Situationists was not to wait for a distant revolution but to reinvent everyday life here and now. To transform the perception of the world and to change the structure of society is the same thing. By liberating oneself, one changed power relations and therefore transformed society."[cit]