Posts Tagged ‘Chapayev and Void’

Class Wargames on the Eastern Front

Takako Saito’s Liquor Chess meets Guy Debord’s The Game of War

“The main product which economic development has transformed from luxurious scarcity to daily consumption is history, but only in the form of the history of the abstract movement of things that dominates all qualitative use of life. The revolutionary project is the realisation of a generalised historical life: the classless society.” – Guy Debord

Friday 2nd December

344 Kingsland Road,

Following its successful screenings in St Petersburg, Moscow and Irkutsk, the Russian version of Class Wargames Presents Guy Debord’s The Game of War will publicly shown in London for the first time. In homage to the Fluxus artist Takako Saito’s Liquid Chess set, the film show will be followed by a collective playing of Debord’s game with vodka glasses as pieces.

Entrance: free

Class Wargames at the Ends of the Earth

Guy Debord’s The Game of War meets Victor Pelevin’s Chapayev and Void

“- It was a psychogeographical map, not a deployment plan. And there were no potatoes, but onions.
- Onions?
- Yes, onions. Although for personal reasons I would have preferred potatoes.”

Victor Pelevin, Chapayev and Void

Galereya Revolutsiya
ul. Karla Marksa 40 (Karl Marx Street 40)

Wednesday, 27th July

Co-organised by Theory & Practice, Irkutsk

Stefan Lutschinger will be introducing a screening and discussion of the new Russian language version of Class Wargames Presents Guy Debord’s The Game of War which was partly filmed at the Russian State Hermitage Museum.

After watching this movie, we shall collectively model the key scene of Victor Pelevin’s masterpiece Chapayev and Void as a ludic sculpture and play Guy Debord’s The Game of War with red and white onions.

“Let us go ahead – Chapayev said. – There are maps of the area. And this table – is a simplified map of consciousness. Those are red. And these are white. But is that so that when we percive the reds and the whites we get their colour? And what is there in us that can get this colour?”

Victor Pelevin, Chapayev and Void