background > chronology >
2 Le Jeune Adam, French translation of Bernard Willerval of Alexander Trocchi's Young Adam, Paris.
15 In a telegram to Harry Guggenheim, Asger Jorn rejects the Guggenheim International Award for his painting Dead Drunk Danes (1960): 'GO TO HELL WITH YOUR MONEY BASTARD STOP REFUSE PRICE STOP NEVER ASKED FOR IT STOP AGAINST ALL DECENCY MIX ARTIST AGAINST HIS WILL IN YOUR PUBLICITY STOP I WANT PUBLIC CONFIRMATION NOT TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN YOUR RIDICULOUS GAME STOP'
12 'Sudden death' in Alba of Giuseppe Pinot Gallizio (born 12 February 1902) one of the founders of the Situationist International at the Cosio d'Arroscia conference ('The birth of the situationist movement owes him a great debt').
Signes gravés sur les églises de l'Eure et du Calvados (Etchings on the Churches of Eure and Calvados), Bibliothèque d'Alexandrie, volume II, published by the Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism under the direction of Asger Jorn, Copenhagen and Paris, one chapter of which will be reprinted as Jorn's brochure De la méthode triolectique dans ses applications en situlogie générale (The Application of the Triolectical Method in General Situology).
España en el corazón (Spain in the Heart), tract by the SI (Western European Region) in Spanish and French regarding a new form of propaganda experimented with in Spain (clandestine erotico-political tracts).
Following the engagement of the daughter of the Danish king to the Greek sovereign, the SI distributes a photo of Christine Keeler declaring in Danish: 'As the Situationist International says, it is far more honorable to be a whore like me than the wife of a fascist like Constantin.'
Internationale Situationniste #9. Editor: Debord. Editorial committee: Michèle Bernstein, J.V. Martin, Jan Strijbosch, Raoul Vaneigem.
Contre le cinéma (Against Cinema), by Guy Debord, fourth and final monograph in the Bibliothèque Alexandrie, published by the Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, Århus. Preface by Asger Jorn ('Guy Debord and the Problem of the Accursed').
3 'The Situationist International,' note by Michèle Bernstein in a special issue of the Times Literary Supplement on the avant-garde.
28 The SI commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the International Workingmen's Association by releasing a postcard bearing a portrait of Marx saying: 'On 28 September 1964, it will be exactly one hundred years since we founded the Situationist International. It's starting to take shape!' The caption is a line from de Sade, 'How can lawful pleasures be compared to those which embody not only much more piquant delights but also the priceless joy of breaking all social taboos and overturning all laws?'
12 Resignation of Alexander Trocchi, no section.
This chronology has been adapted and expanded from Jean-Jacques Raspaud and Jean-Pierre Voyer, L'Internationale Situationniste: Chronologie, bibliographie, protagonistes (avec un index des noms insulté) (Paris: Champ Libre, 1972); Christophe Bourseiller, Vie et mort de Guy Debord (Paris: Plon, 1999); and Guy Debord, Correspondance (volumes 1, 2 & 3) (Paris: Arthème Fayard, 1999 , 2001 & 2003).