A film by Göran Hugo Olsson and Roxy Farhat
An engrossing and humorous adaptation of Guy Debord’s 1967 essay La Société du Spectacle, unpacking the fucktangular dynamics of alienation, powerlessness and emptiness under the tr(i)ump(h) of capitalism and information technology. Today, the divine act of consuming things we do not need has gone beyond a meaningless recreational activity; it has become a new spiritual world order, unyielding even to the climate crisis that threatens our future existence. Created from contemporary images, found footage and original scenes, the film examines and illustrates the effect of consumerism and how the circulation of images creates desire and profoundly changes the way we see ourselves and interact with each other.
In The Society of the Spectacle, awardwinning director Göran Hugo Olsson and acclaimed artist Roxy Farhat have joined forces to take on Guy Debord’s legendary essay. The result is a visually daring and thought-provoking film that tackles everything from the climate crisis to self-surveillances and social media.Together with renowned scholars and experts, the directors will help us unpack the text and place it in a current context. Afresh take on The Situationists groundbreaking ideas and a reinvention of“infotainment” as a visual format.