STATE OF EXCEPTIONAL WEBNATION
Desearch Repartment has found the solution to #alt-2017™: with a trump of the will they birthed a new nation-state on the Internet, the State of Exceptional Webnation, or #SOE. This immaterial and borderless online nation is an alternative to utopia, and everyone is invited to apply for citizenship.
Navigating the site means engaging in all our favourite online activities that bring us together as a community: selfies, quizzes, memes, chatting, and watching videos, not to mention gaining friends and earning status, all while keeping up with the impressive algorithms. Users will only communicate through emojis and try to gain power and status through excessive of the site, as they work their way to becoming nanobots, clones, holograms, DNA archives, or a simulated reality – perfect versions of themselves, and perfect slaves to the system!
In the most extreme makeover ever SOE Webnation revamps the art world and the prison industrial complex by merging these institutions as the Institute for Durational Futures, or the IDF. Through online instruction in YAGA (DR’s contemporary spiritual embodiment practice that takes from yoga, performance art, and self-torture) prospective citizens will execute immaterial labour and cultivate their durational compassion, making them ideal followers, captive nation-builders and metadata artworks unto themselves at Desearch Repartment’s creative prison, the IDF.
As America’s most famous painter George W. Bush proclaimed, “You’re either with us or you’re against us” and with Donald Trump’s global mobius fence we can be both at the same time! Trump’s victory has brought Neo-Lived Realism to the foreground ever reminding us that the world in fact has finally folded in on itself.