Where the real world changes into simple images, the simple images become real beings and effective motivations of hypnotic behavior. The spectacle, has a tendancy to make one see the world by means of various specialized mediations (it can no longer be grasped directly), naturally finds vision to be the privileged human sense which the sense of touch was for other epochs; the most abstract, the most mystifiable sense corresponds to the generalized abstraction of present-day society. But the spectacle is not identifiable with mere gazing, even combined with hearing. It is that which escapes the activity of men, that which escapes reconsiderable and correction by their work. It is the opposite of dialogue.
Special thanks to Kelly Matheson for her kind contribution of original footage from the Congo.