By Raoul Vaneigem
A down-and-dirty survey of the surrealist circulation written by way of best situationist theorist Raoul Vaneigem. Vaneigem’s comic strip bars no holds, blistering on surrealism’s inventive and political aporias, and filled with telling quotations, it supplies appreciate the place admire is due, laying off loads of gentle on situationist attitudes, unfavourable and confident, in the direction of their surrealist predecessors.
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Erl thp special effects of the human. From this box of tricks , not altogether unlike a Renaissance "wonder-cabinet", albeit one richer in written testimonials than in actual phenomena, Breton and his companions contrived to produce a shimmeri ng rhetoric, but despite all their efforts they were unable wholly to conceal the insurrectional purpos es for which all these discoveries had originally been made. "We need to form a physical idea of the revolution," said Andre Masson in La Revolution Surrealiste, Number 3 , and here we have both a way of gauging the contribution of the human dimension and the key that in a revolutionary situation will make it possible to loot 54 (while at the same time enriching) the Surrealist storehouse of knowledge.
Through a nihilism that Dada never attained, though it had sought it as a basi s on which to reconstruct the self, life, and social organization, Artaud chose a return to the dissolution of the self in a spiritual totality. The Surrealism of the years after the Second World War would adopt a comparable stance, returning in this way to the movement's starting point , and even transcending it, but it nevertheless avoided the lucidity and the drama lived out by Artaud . Very few Surrealists would ever apprehend their own alienation with Artaud's courag e and awareness: " I am unhappy like a man who has lost the best part of himself.
Which was the magazine of the "Maison de la Culture", I naturally hastened to inform him about the unspeakable methods those people had use d against me, nor did I doubt for a second that he would immediately distance himself from them. But I had no reply from E luard, and upon my return I was stupefied to hear him claim that a collaboration of this kind in no way implied any particular commitment on his part, and indeed that in the last few months he had contributed, just as willingly as to Commune.