I joined a panel with UBERMORGEN and Ana Teixeira Pinto.
The trenches of our “broken society” also run through the digital world, from where they have an impact on real political events. One example of this is the effect that meme campaigns in social networks have on elections. The waging of political debates and influencing of opinions are now increasingly taking place in digital spaces where troll troops foment hate, rage, and xenophobia. Digital artistic interventions in the realm of the digital will be discussed, with particular emphasis on photographic strategies and the associated political and social practices of the digital society. At this plenum UBERMORGEN will present its ongoing project “Binary Primitivism” and afterwards speak with Ana Teixeira Pinto and Daphne Dragona.
Binary Primitivism: We live in a time where humans have lost the ability to understand the world. Some say this is because we understand everything! To affirmatively counter this, the 21st century will have to be the age of Transhumanism, Accelerationism, Alternative Facts, Neoreactionary (NRx) Aesthetics, the Singularity and the Psychopathology of Psychopathy. We call it “Binary Primitivism”. Significant carrier networks are neoreactionary psychopaths (Alt-Right Nerds) acting from within their Silicon Valley habitat. To shape and interact with this ongoing process we create high-tech Heraldry and Hypno Porn, based on recycled photography, as aesthetic signifiers and detection-based blade servers (web-sites) to colonize the imaginary.