Today, a series of items that relate to the recent exhibition “Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the Dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren” held at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton, UK from 26 September to 14 November 2015.

Gorman, Paul et al. Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the Dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren [CATALOG]Southampton, UK: John Hansard Gallery, 2015. 96 p.; ill.; 16 x 24 cm. Catalog of the exhibition held at the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, from September to November 2015. The exhibition brings together the likes of King Mob, Guy Debord, the Internationale Situationniste, Alexander Trocchi, Asger Jorn, William Burroughs and attempts to create a link all the way through Malcolm McLaren. Includes a foreword by Stephen Foster & Ros Carter, an Introduction by Paul Gorman, and essays by David Thorp  (“Joining the Dots”) and Fred Vermorel (“Blowing up the bridges so there is no way back”). The title of the exhibition is inspired by Debord’s phrase, “de beaux yeux pour faire sauter des ponts”, taken from correspondence between Guy Debord and his friend Hervé Falcou.

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Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the Dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren [LEAFLET]n.p. [Southampton, United Kingdom]: n.p. [John Hansard Gallery], n.d. [September 2015]. Ill. two-sided leaflet, 52 x 42 cm (folded into 13 x 21 cm sheet). The leaflet unfolds into a map that recalls Debord and Jorn’s Naked City (1957), with the following instructions “Drift…You are invited to enjoy this exhibition in the manner of the deriveur. Drift, so that you may become repelled or enchanted by what you find, and return home having noted the ways in which the areas traversed resonate with particular moods and ambiences. Paul Gorman + David Thorp, Curators”. On the flip side, an extract from the catalogue essay by Fred Vermorel as well as mini-bios of Malcolm McLaren, William Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, Guy Debord, and Asger Jorn.

Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the Dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren [PRIVATE VIEW CARD]. n.p. [Southampton, United Kingdom]: n.p. [John Hansard Gallery], n.d. [September 2015]. Ill. two-sided card; 21 x 15 cm. Private view invitation card for the “Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges” exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton. Front: Naked City inspired detourned map with the names of the key artists and political movements featured in the exhibition (King Mob, Malcolm McLaren, William Burroughs, Guy Debord, Alexander Trocchi, Asger Jorn, Situationist International). Back: Relevant logistical details for the private view (Saturday 26 September, 1pm-3pm).

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 John Hansard Gallery – What’s On – September-November 2015. N.p. [Southampton, United Kingdom]: n.p. [John Hansard Gallery], n.d. [September 2015]. Ill. leaflet; 42 x 21 cm. Leaflet for the October/November 2015 program at the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton. This includes the “Eyes for Blowing Up Bridges” exhibition (26 September – 14 November), as well as events and workshops and future exhibitions.

For more information and catalog purchases, see http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/event-detail/188-eyes-for-blowing-up-bridges-joining-the-dots-from-the-situationist-international-to-malcolm-mclaren/

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