Sunday, April 25, 2021

Déjà vu


Stewart Home, novelist / artist / punk scholar etc, invents a fictional retro movement, déjà vu, in his 1989 novel Pure Mania

from this 1990 piece in Melody Maker by your truly 

Being a Situ-influenced type of course plagiarism aka detournement is something Home was in favour of  - the myth of originality is to be assaulted - and as the piece above explores, his novels were largely cut-and-pastes of earlier youthsploitation pulp fiction. On his website he's self-described as "radically inauthentic since 1962"

The concept of déjà vu reminds me little bit of this scene from the Mighty Boosh