circus colors

One thing about working with the Cirque de Soleil, remember him, Guy Laliberte the first clown to travel in space; well selling make-up and airbrush to the Cirque opens eyes as to the current trends in color and those used in what could be termed the color spectrum of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle:

…The spectacle originates in the loss of the unity of the world, and the gigantic expansion of the modern spectacle expresses the totality of this loss: the abstraction of all specific labor and the general abstraction of the entirety of production are perfectly rendered in the spectacle, whose mode of being concrete is precisely abstraction. In the spectacle, one part of the world represents itself to the world and is superior to it. The spectacle is nothing more than the common language of this separation. What binds the spectators together is no more than an irreversible relation at the very center which maintains their isolation. The spectacle reunites the separate, but reunites it as separate.

---La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®---click image for source...

—La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®—click image for source…

The alienation of the spectator to the profit of the contemplated object (which is the result of his own unconscious activity) is expressed in the following way: the more he contemplates the less he lives; the more he accepts recognizing himself in the dominant images of need, the less he understands his own existence and his own desires. The externality of the spectacle in relation to the active man appears in the fact that his own gestures are no longer his but those of another who represents them to him. This is why the spectator feels at home nowhere, because the spectacle is everywhere…

If your’e a Marxist, Guy Debord stacks right up there with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the presumed pristine existence of the Ark of the Covenant as chiseled in stone canan. Messianism in the coming overthrow of time with the glory of Communist redemption of messianic scope. Madame Pickwick is no red or pink  shade thereof, except for lipstick and Valentine’s day, and maybe the blood of the Egyptians as they got swallowed in the Red Sea; what this all means is that Madame Pickwick is carrying the complete color line of Createx airbrush colors including everything used by the Cirque de Soleil in mainly handy 2 oz bottles. What is news is that all the five bottle two oz trial sets are priced at $20, the 4 oz bottles at $5,95 and the 4 oz, including the metallics and irridescents, for $4,95. It’s a better deal than going to P.T. Barnum’s Circus…

Createx Primary colors kit: $19,95. Beat that Guy Debord!

Createx Primary colors kit: $19,95. Beat that Guy Debord!


Guy Debord: The spectacle within society corresponds to a concrete manufacture of alienation. Economic expansion is mainly the expansion of

specific industrial production. What grows with the economy in motion for itself can only be the very alienation which was at its origin.


Separated from his product, man himself produces all the details of his world with ever increasing power, and thus finds himself ever more separated from his world. The more his life is now his product, the more he is separated from his life.


The spectacle is capital to such a degree of accumulation that it becomes an image.

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