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Us-based writer and scholar McKenzie Wark`s work focuses on new media, critical theory and media theory. In his latest publication The Beach beneath the StreetThe Everyday Life And Glorious Times Of The Situationist International, the critically acclaimed author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory explores the work and influence of the political and artistic avant-garde movement the Situationist International (SI) (1957-1972):

McKenzie Wark delves into the Situationists’ unacknowledged diversity, revealing a world as rich in practice as it is in theory. Tracing the group’s development from the bohemian Paris of the ’50s to the explosive days of May ’68, Wark’s take on the Situationists is biographically and historically rich, presenting the group as an ensemble creation, rather than the brainchild and dominion of its most famous member, Guy Debord. Roaming through Europe and the lives of those who made up the movement—including Constant, Asger Jorn, Michèle Bernstein, Alex Trocchi and Jacqueline De Jong—Wark uncovers an international movement riven with conflicting passions. (…)Accessible to those who have only just discovered the Situationists and filled with new insights, The Beach Beneath the Street rereads the group’s history in the light of our contemporary experience of communications, architecture, and everyday life. (press release via)

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