Ultra Rare Recording of Rhizome Engaging in Praxis (2020) Michael Connor. A lengthy podcast discussing a recent event in New York “which brought together four Gen Z leftist meme practitioners for a conversation with artist Joshua Citarella”. Aria Dean and a “Gen Z representative” Josh are also featured. I’m irritated by the style of the talk. It feels more like an academic spar then a discussion. The talk echoes a near fatalistic relationship to text. I also dislike their agenda of framing political history as a battle between generations. Why do they focus so heavily on aesthetics different age groups use for communicating? I don’t think they believe in a future, they are stuck on rhetorics!
Memes have taken the place of fiction, they tell about futures which don’t yet exits. -Josh