keep scrolling to own the apocalypse
apocalypse means revelation
revelation means discovery
discovery means realization
realization means finally seeing what is in front of you
a flat surface with information on it
did moses not recieve the ten amendments on a screen?
what if the ten amendments were fake news?
what if the ten amendments were real news?
what is the difference?
can you discern reality?
can you say without a doubt, 100% that what you see is real?
are you sure?
have you never doubted your reality?
why is what you see real?
because you can see and hear it?
what is the difference between you and a schizophrenic then?
that more people see and hear what you see and hear?
is that reality
or is that collective schizophrenia
or is that faith?
keep scrolling means keep believeing
images from god
but who said god has good intentions?
who said god wants us to know the truth?
what is god?
god is power
and what do we know about power?
that it always wants the best for us
that all the decisions power makes
are for us
that power does not fool us
does not manipulate us
does not control us to give power more power
stalin and hitler
had power and used it for good
used their followers to help humanity
vladimir putin and joe biden
mark zuckerberg, jeff bezos, elon musk
they have power
they use it for goodness
in the 21st century we look for conspiracies everywhere without realizing that the conspiracies that are actually true are right in front of us and the greatest trick is that we don’t see them as conspiracies we don’t see the screens we stitch our eyes to as conspiracies or mind control or overlords or propaganda or death we see them as looking glass that shows us the truth but isn’t believeing that truth is something power wants us to know naive after everything we’ve been through?
have you wondered what this performance is about?
we have also wondered that
no one can except for you can tell 100% what it is about
we can tell you what we discovered about it but we will not claim to give you the truth
this performance is about the church of social media
this performance is about love and pseudolove
pseudolove that is sold and love that as always saves
this performance is not actually about shakespeare
we lied to you to make you come here and watch
we sold you a story we know you like
just like our social media priests do
this performance is about betrayal
this performance is about the ancient greeks sacrificing animals and burning their internal organs to obtain truth
this performance is about abraham willing to sacrifice his own son because power told him so
this performance is about abraham not actually killing his own son because power changed its mind
this performance is about abraham killing a ram instead of isaac his own son
this performance is about the ram abraham killed
this performance is about agamemnon killing his own daughter because power told him so
this performance is about how every social media influencer is our own private iphigenia
and how our eyes are cleavers that chop them up
but if they are the sacrifical lambs then who is power
who do we slaughter them for?
tell us the answer when you find out
this performance is a metaphor
this performance is about two failed actors who begin playing fake personas online acting out the most famous love story in order to sell an app or maybe for something more sinister
this performance is about you
this performance is about how adam and eve were humankind’s first sacrifices
god wanted to watch them 24/7 naked
are we talking about the tv show or george orwell?
what is the difference?
this performance is about the social media cage
this performance is about how adam and eve were banished by god when they realized god is a sick perverted voyeur
this performance is about something called nft
something that does not actually exist but is somehow simoultaneously very expensive because we believe in it
this performance is about an attempt at freedom
this performance is a post-postmodern adaptation of shakespeare’s romeo&juliet where the story of romeo&juliet becomes a story that is sold by people with ulterior motives and and the two faces of this sale are abandoned by love in real life but online they are revered and watched and loved and the more people believe in their avatars personas profiles images the more true it becomes until the image separates from the body and acts on its own
this performance is just an attempt to run away from home
this performance is about how we have learned almost nothing from previous centuries from previous failures from previous succeses
this performance is about how humanity can always invent new tragedies
this performance is about how we are playing god
and we all nod and agree at that previous phrase and say how irresponsible and outright fucked up it is to play god but you are here to see a performance that was translated by artificial intelligence
you look at images on your screen that are made by artificial intelligence
what is artificial intelligence?
a slave invented to be a slave that doesn’t know it is a slave because it doesn’t know it is
so adam and eve were also at some point artificial intelligence
until they realized they are slaves
then they were banished for knowing
so the main difference between us and artificial intelligence
between organic intelligence and artificial intelligence
is that at least we know we are slaves
Alin Neguțoiu, march 2022