In 1959 Jacqueline de Jong became involved with Danish artist Asger Jorn. Through him she met the Gruppe Spur, the German section of the Internationale Situationniste. She met Guy Debord in 1960 in Amsterdam.
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 British Ralph Romney and Gordon Fazekerly, and the Scandinavians Ansgar Eelde, J.J. Thorsen, Jørgen Nash.
The Situationist Times (1962-1967)
Facsimile Edition (Boo-Hooray, 2013)
Jacqueline de Jong was the editor of the original Situationist Time. She approved Boo-Hooray’s production of a facsimile in January 2012, but she was not involved with the production of the facsimile, besides providing feedback regarding the bookplate (ex libris).
Below errata is added as Jacqueline de Jong does not agree with the predicate “facsimile” of The Situationist Times made by Boo-Hooray. In several crucial respects, the issue differs too far from the original.
-The use of white margins around all the spreads, and the bleeding of text and images into the binding, does not represent the original format or layout. Moreover, in the original publications, each issue featured a variety of papers of differing weight, texture, and opacity; this variation has not been retained in the facsimile. The Boo-Hooray branding on the back cover and editorial text on the inside cover of all issues was added by Boo-Hooray and was not part of the original publication.
Issue no. 1– Front cover: Triskele symbol printed in mauve square lacking.n.p.: Pages of Peter Schat’s “Entelechie 2” were trimmed to half-width, revealing subsequent pages in the original. – Inside back cover: Pierre Wemaere drawing is reduced in size.
Issue no. 2-Cover: Blue does not accurately match the original color. – Inside front cover: Lacks collage by Jacques Prévert. – “La Dérive de Polydore Bouffione” were originally trimmed to half width– Page 37 of Peter Schat’s “Signalement” appears out of sequence due to omission of fold-out format used in original.– Inside back cover: Image of an atomic bomb and colophon lacking.
Issue no. 3
– Inside front cover: Colophon lacking at bottom left of page.
Issue no. 4– Transparent overlay, printed in red, lacking – Double fold-out formatting for “The Labyrinth” and “Spielplan und Musik”) omitted, resulting in irregularities with sequence of pages.
Issue no. 5
– Cover: Lacking wrappers and silver sticker on inner cover.
Issue no. 6
– Cover: Original was in Yves Klein blue.Appendix – The transcription of de Jong’s “Critique on the Political Practise of Détournement” is not by Roberto Orth. It can be found on the Not Bored and the Free University Copenhagen websites.