First published in ELPAN No.1
After thirty five glorious years of non-existence, the London
is well and truly back.
The LPA was founded on
the outskirts of the Italian mountain village of Cosio d'Arriscia. The name
was invented during the course of the unification conference of the International
Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (IMIB) and the Lettriste
Internationale (LI) to 'increase' the internationalism of the event.
Ralph Rumney (born Wakefield 1934) was its representative although he had
lived in Italy for several years. He proposed a plan to dye the Venice Lagoon
a bright colour.
This had two apparently different purposes: to see how the population reacted,
and as a means of studying the flows and stagnations of the water.
The actual 'unification' of the IMIB, LI and the non-existent LPA
took place on 28th July 1957.
After a vote of five in favour, two against and one abstention, a fusion
of groups and the founding of the Situationist International was proclaimed.
The revival of the LPA
corresponds to the increasing decay in British
culture, and indeed of the British
ruling elite. It has been, in fact, an historical inevitability.
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