aesthesis in supersump

– still from Fantastic Planet, dir. René Laloux, 1974

… there will be privately constructed borders created by everyone everywhere, enforced by pocket nukes capable of eliminating entire cities or regions. Arbitrary moral systems will back up private aesthetic borders, making it imperative for everyone to receive the correct medication. Unmedicated people will not be allowed pocket nukes, which makes it necessary that they be naked and searched often by local militias of art students. In this environment, which is almost completely current …

– Andrei Codrescu, The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara & Lenin Play Chess, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2009, p. 5