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An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ (1956), Guy Debord, a key Situationist ...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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Social sciences, Human Geography
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... An artistic technique that seeks to satirize, parody, or subvert something through mimicry. It reuses a piece of media such as a popular art work, a piece of literature, a film, or political speech, making a variation that’s meaning is antithetical to the original. It was developed in the 1950s by the Situationists . ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

... ( turnaround/reversal ) An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ ( 1956 ), Guy Debord , a key Situationist theorist, and Gil Wolman , argue that détournement has a double purpose: on the one hand, it must negate the ideological conditions of artistic production, the fact that all artworks are ultimately commodities; but on the other hand, it must negate this negation and produce something that is politically educative. It achieves negation...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

... ( turnaround / reversal ) An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User’s Guide to Détournement’ ( 1956 ), Guy Debord , a key Situationist theorist, and Gil Wolman , argue that détournement has a double purpose: on the one hand, it must negate the ideological conditions of artistic production, the fact that all artworks are ultimately commodities; but on the other hand, it must negate this negation and produce something that is politically educative. It achieves...

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Oxford Business French Dictionary: French-English

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2003
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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détournement

détournement  

An artistic practice conceived by the Situationists for transforming artworks by creatively disfiguring them. In ‘A User's Guide to Détournement’ (1956), Guy Debord, a key Situationist theorist, and ...
dérive

dérive  

An experimental technique of walking or moving through the urban space in a manner contrary to its design yet consistent with one's own desire, devised by the Situationists. Its purpose is twofold: ...
Guy Debord

Guy Debord  

(1931–94)French Marxist, activist, film-maker, social commentator and philosopher. Born in Paris, he was raised by his mother and grandmother in the southern resort towns of Nice, Pau, and Cannes. In ...
psychogeography

psychogeography  

The study of the specific effects (and affects) of the built environment (intended or not) on the emotions and actions of individuals. Although generally associated with the Situationists, it ...
Situationism

Situationism  

A small, influential and highly politicized artistic movement founded in 1957, from the remnants of two previous Avant-garde groups, the Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (led by Asger Jorn, who had ...

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