Détournement as a Premise of the Remix from Political, Aesthetic, and Technical Perspectives

Authored by: Nadine Wanono

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415716253
eBook ISBN: 9781315879994
Adobe ISBN: 9781134748747


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In the late 1950s the French revolutionary artists’ group the Situationist International (SI) formed to fight against, and destabilize, capitalist society by creating visual representations, objects, and situations that would question the spectators, invite them to reconsider their own position toward society, and increase their international consciousness. Guy Debord and Constant Nieuwenhuys articulate the SI initiative, as “The situationists must take every opportunity to oppose retrograde forces and ideologies, in the culture and wherever the question of the meaning of life arises.” 1

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