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Revisiting Paris, May 1968 - Opening the Archive

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Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University

29 Maryland Street

Liverpool

L1 9DE

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A rare opportunity to view original documents, posters and artefacts relating to the May 1968 riots and the influential Situationist International group. A special opening of the Situationist International: John McCready Archive at Liverpool John Moores University. The Archive is graphically interesting as well as historically significant. The Situationist International aimed to transform art and everyday life through the breakdown of traditional divisions between artists and consumers and the total integration of cultural production. They devised a variety of new techniques and activities - including détournement, psychogeography and the dérive - which attempted to provoke individuals into actively engaging with both their own bodies and the city environment. The items on display from the John McCready Archive bring these ideas sharply into focus fifty years on and demonstrate how they still resonate today.

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Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University

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