The Situationist International 1956-1972  

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"Millionaire Tony Wilson's company Factory Records was one of the sponsors of the 1989 ICA exhibition (along with Beck's beer). Wilson also collected Situationist-linked artworks, including Debord's "Psychogeographical Map of Paris" (1953)."--Sholem Stein

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On the Passage of a few People through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1956-1972 (1989) [1] is a documentary on the The Situationist International directed and produced by Branka Bogdanov. The title references On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time, a 1959 film by Guy Debord.

It was part of a travelling exhibition that was the ICA in London from 21 Jun to 13 Aug 1989. This exhibition came from Boston, where it was curated by Mark Francis and Peter Wollen, with assistance from Paul Herve Parsy, Elisabeth Sussman, Greil Marcus and Thomas Y. Levin.

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"A video documentary combining exhibition footage of the Situationist International exhibitions with film footage of the 1968 Paris student uprising, and graffiti and slogans based on the ideas of Guy Debord (one of the foremost spokesmen of the Situationist International movement). Also includes commentary by leading art critics Greil Marcus, Thomas Levine, and artists Malcolm MacLaren and Jamie Reid. Branka Bogdanov, Director and producer. NTSC-VHS 22 min. 1989"





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