Acid Left and the Avant Garde #2: Will The Revolution Be Live-Streamed?

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

by Mike Watson


WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS HEAVY STROBING AND FLASHING IMAGES. READERS WITH EPILEPSY SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION BEFORE WATCHING.


As part of our 'Acid Left and the Avant Garde' series, 'Will the Revolution be Live Streamed: Benjamin, Sontag and the Twitch Economy' looks at Walter Benjamin's and Susan Sontag's observation of photographic/filmic reproduction and the impact of mass culture on politics.


Texts discussed include Walter Benjamin's 'Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' and Susan Sontag's 'In Platos's Cave'.


Video scripted and produced by Mike Watson

Sound score by Adam Ray Adkins

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Mike Watson is a Finland-based curator, critic, and author of 'Can The Left Learn To Meme?' Follow him on Twitter.

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