The Society of the Spectacle
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
Debord, Guy 1931-1994
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> > In fact, it is necessary to finish with any notion of personal
> > property in this area. The appearance of new necessities outmodes
> > previous "inspired" works. They become obstacles, dangerous habits.
> > The point is not whether we like them or not. We have to go beyond
> > them.
> > Any elements, no matter where they are taken from, can serve in making
> > new combinations. The discoveries of modern poetry regarding the
> > analogical structure of images demonstrate that when two objects are
> > brought together, no matter how far apart their original contexts may
> > be, a relationship is always formed. Restricting oneself to a personal
> > arrangement of words is mere convention. The mutual interference of
> > two worlds of feeling, or the bringing together of two independent
> > expressions, supersedes the original elements and produces a synthetic
> > organization of greater efficacy. Anything can be used.
> > It goes without saying that one is not limited to correcting a work or
> > to integrating diverse fragments of out-of-date works into a new one;
> > one can also alter the meaning of those fragments in any appropriate
> > way, leaving the imbeciles to their slavish preservation of
> > "citations."