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Fantasies of Participation: The Situationist Imaginary of New Forms of Labour in Art and Politics
The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics
The Situationist International (SI) have become a canonical reference point when discussing artists' participation in political action or activism. This article attempts to decentre the SI from this position, by tracing their theories and representations of political agency and labour. I argue that their notion of agency is deeply conflicted, epitomized by the dual invocations 'never work/all power to the workers' councils. I examine how the SI's representations of agency betray an attractiondoi:10.7146/nja.v24i49-50.23316 fatcat:isxnbgmgrfbwxgz5gwx34hga6e