Fragment on the spectacle

by Arran James

Question: Is the spectacle still integrated- was it ever integrated? Do China/BRICS and aspects of Russian Federation repression indicate that integration was always partial? If we follow Agamben then the integrated spectacle is ‘the becoming-image’ of capital. One way to read this is to think of the image-as-dream: the spectacle is the dream that capital is dreaming. It is thus the dream of integration, a groping wish-fulfilment, a fantasy of fullness. Today we are repeating the situationists- the detournment of the material of the dream.

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