In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. 1340 as “specially prepared or arranged display” it was borrowed from Old French spectacle, itself a reflection of the Latin spectaculum “a show” from spectare “to view, watch” frequentative form of specere “to look at.”[1] The word spectacle has also been a term of art in theater dating from the 17th century in English drama.

via Spectacle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  1. if we can break the division between the spectator and the spectacle, there may be a chance of mutation – this is what julian beck was trying to do inspired by artaud

    on the other hand, part of my job is surveillance and it is kind of cool

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