The Situationist Times

The Situationist Times

The Situationist Times was an international, English-language periodical created and edited by Jacqueline de Jong, of which six issues were published between 1962 and 1967. A radical compendium using such Situationist tactics as détournement and a printed form of dérive, the journal included essays, artwork, found images, and quotations concerned with such issues as topology, politics, and spectacle culture.

“In 1959 Jacqueline de Jong became involved with Danish artist Asger Jorn. Through him she became involved with the Gruppe Spur, the German section of the Internationale Situationniste. Meeting Guy Debord in 1960 in Amsterdam.

Jacqueline de Jong had in 1958 become acquainted with the artist Constant and other Dutch members of the I.S. – Armando and the architect Har Oudejans – while working for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. From 1957 until 1962 the role of the artists in the I.S. was of great significance, particularly Jorn and Constant, the Belgian Maurice Wijckaert, the Italian Pinot Gallizio, German “Gruppe Spur”, Jacqueline de Jong, the Brits Ralph Romney and Gordon Fazekerly, and the Scandinaians Ansgar Eelde, J.J. Thorsen, Jørgen Nash.

In 1960, there was a conflict between Debord and the Dutch section after being expelled, Debord to write to her: “La Hollande est à vous”.

In Paris, in February 1962, Jacqueline de Jong was herself expelled after defending the Gruppe Spur. Who had been expelled earlier. In May that year she launched the magazine The Situationist Times. The first two issues were edited with Noel Arnaud. The launch of the Magazine had been announced and agreed upon at a meeting of the I.S. in Brussels the previous year. The students uprising in Paris May 1968 was supported by Jacqueline de Jong with posters.” - https://jacquelinedejong.com/internationale-situationniste/

Comments

Steven.
Jun 29 2016 22:09

Hey, this is fantastic, thanks! Although any chance you could upload the PDFs directly rather than linking to them? That way if/when external websites go down or move we will still have them.

I know the files are quite big but you could probably compress them to less than 16 MB using a website like this: https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf, alternatively split them into multiple parts using something like this? https://smallpdf.com/split-pdf

Craftwork
Jun 29 2016 22:27

Tried, but they were too large. Let me try again.

Sleeper
Jun 30 2016 20:09

Hi Craftwork thank you for sharing these issues of the SI english language journal. I would like to use these journals to share wider, and would be happy to host the files whatever the current size. Drop me a line privately if you prefer.

Steven.
Jul 1 2016 09:10
Craftwork wrote:
Tried, but they were too large. Let me try again.

yeah, I tried to compress them but didn't get anywhere. You could split them into two parts though and that would work

Craftwork
Jul 1 2016 13:06

@Sleeper - by all means, feel free to use them however you want.