I would like to call readers’ attention to a particularly interesting exhibition on Jacqueline de Jong’s Situationist Times, more particularly on the mythical (never-released) seventh issues of the magazine devoted to pinball. More information below from http://torpedobok.no/torpedo-2
Rostockgata 28, 0191 Oslo
Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
The Situationist Times: Same Player Shoots Again! unfolds the material assembled by de Jong and her co-editor Hans Brinkman in the early 1970s for a seventh, unrealized issue devoted to pinball. The documents – here presented to the public for the first time – testify to an extensive investigation of the culture and topology of pinball – arguably the quintessential situationist game. In collaboration with Koosje Ruigrok, Jacqueline de Jong has produced a special pinball wallpaper for the exhibition. The show also features a free-play electro-mechanical pinball machine by courtesy of Oslo Pinball Club.
Additionally, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to browse original copies the Situationist Times 1-6. A digital interface developed by the Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism invites you to navigate the riches of the magazine, its labyrinths, knots and controversies, as well as browse through the issues together with de Jong, who tells stories of their making in a series of newly produced video clips.
The Situationist Times: Same Player Shoots Again! inaugurates PUB, a project space run by Torpedo and Eller med a in Rostockgata 28, Oslo.
The exhibition is curated by Ellef Prestsæter and Torpedo and produced in collaboration with Konsthall Malmö and Museum Jorn. It forms part of These are Situationist Times, an exhibition, digitization and publication project developed by Torpedo and Ellef Prestsæter, in close collaboration with Jacqueline de Jong and generously supported by Nordic Culture Point and the Norwegian Arts Council. The Jacqueline de Jong Papers, including the archives of the Situationist Times, is held at Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Yale University.