THE MANY DEATHS OF GUYDEBORD

The Many Deaths Of Guydebord is a book of quotes from infamous 1960s French radical and media theorist Guy Debord paired with screenshots of my World of Warcraft character, Guydebord (no space), dying during the process of making art within that virtual space. For the hundreds of hours that I spent wandering this phantasmagoric screen-world, Guydebord cast spells, got outrageous loot, earned accolades for combat, and was even the name which many of my guild-mates called me in voice chat and real life even after they found out my given name. This book is constructed like Debord’s classic Mémoires, which had sandpaper as its covers to destroy the books next to it on a shelf.