from Guy Debord

To Brigitte Cornand
27 March 1993
Dear Brigitte:

I confirm for you the conclusions reached during our recent conversation in Normandy. Under these precise conditions, I approve of your project to produce an historic broadcast of an hour, concerning my art and times.

I will indicate to you -- or will sometimes furnish to you directly -- all of the visual and audio elements that will exactly be necessary to respond to this intention. I guarantee the pertinence of these elements and the authenticity of their use for the effective treatment of the subject: precious things, since one knows how much [information about me] has been polluted by so many legends. Except for me, you will be the only one responsible for the adequate means for this project, so that there will be no interventions, restrictions or commentaries by anyone else. I do not want to hear, nor do I want you yourself to hear, from anyone, any kind of remark, even one full of praise. It would indeed be unthinkable that I would implicitly recognize in anyone the most minimal competence or the least qualification to be able to judge my works or my conduct.

You will also take care that the production is executed with precision from the beginning, and that it provides sufficient royalties for me.

Quite amicably to you,

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 7: Janvier 1988-Novembre 1994 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2008. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! June 2009.)

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