Eyes for blowing up bridges

Uploaded 31 August 2007
Location: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (map).
Private View: Saturday 26 September, 1pm-3pm
Exhibition: 26 September 2015 – 14 November 2015
FREE / All welcome

From Situationism to Beat to Punk, ‘Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges‘ brings together the work of┬áradical artists, poets, writers and activists who initiated, perpetrated and influenced post-war alternative movements – and collectively provided pop impresario, Malcolm McLaren with material to enable him to look like a “gigantic poseur”. To quote Hari Kunzru, “these [films,] posters and magazines are just detritus, the record of past struggles. In the present day, the real action is elsewhere”.

‘Eyes for blowing up bridges: joining the dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren’, is curated by David Thorp and Paul Gorman.

This video clip is taken from “On the Passage of a few People through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1956-1972” produced by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 1989.

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