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Psychogeographical boredom

Haladyn, Julian Jason (2008) Psychogeographical boredom. Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 5 (2).


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The Situationist International (SI) belongs to one of the terminal phases in the crisis of culture, which can be traced back to the beginnings of modernity and more significantly the spectacles of the modern city. It is no coincidence that the city functions as the material ground for the critical activities of the SI, with psychogeography representing one of the most prominent manifestations of this critique. This essay examines specifically Guy Debord’s notion of psychogeography in relation to the modern condition of boredom, which, as Haladyn argues, is an ideal affective state for psychogeographical research because it opens modern subjects up to the possibilities of using their alienation as a catalyst for change – a possibility that the Debord and the SI fail to utilize.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 20:59
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 16:46
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1331

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