“Polly Propaganda is s000 W/E”
Polly Propaganda is an online art-as-theory project functioning as a trans-feminist critique of the relation between technology and ideology.
Through the construction of an online post-human persona, Polly Propaganda operates as a ghost-in-the-machine, dissecting the social and technological construction of gender and its subsequent naturalization (enforcement).
In a world where Dictatorship has become our Best-Girl-Friend, its propaganda subliminally messaged through "social" media (and its associated subjects), i-as-non-subject will mock these "corporate confessions", exposing "communication" as a form of censorship.
TRANSlation: "The Net" is the Authority that makes possible the "communication" of ourselves; confessions of self outside these corporate parameters is impossible, therefore an "honest" virtual portrait (free from ideology's grip) is also impossible.
Every "profile" is a potential weapon of patriarchy.
Authority functions behind the veil of Persona.
Personality is the new Propaganda.
But can we at least parody fascist-sponsored subjectivity?
Can we DRAG the face of fascism to Death.
Polly P, the brain-bastard of Michael/le Present, is an attempt at “anti-propaganda”: attacking propaganda through a parody of propaganda as such.
Polly (in all her url guises) is the performative voice box of a schizophrenic valley girl speaking (in tongues) for the purposes of feminism.
The issues are hybrid and varied, the voices both pop-cultural and philosophical (personal and political).
“My” voice made honest through h/er dishonesty. “My” thoughts transmitted through the medium of h/er.
“Anti-propaganda” = An attack on the normative propaganda of "natural gender" and "natural subjectivity".
AKA Rhetoric that "enforces experience", making the feminine Other accept (or at least narrate) a vision of themselves as "naturally" inferior.
The patriarchal construction of “natural” i.e normal i.e. better is a dangerous regime with lethal consequences for subversive storytelling.
I will attempt to Disclose, Dismantle and Destroy this rhetoric through a crafting of my own. That rhetoric being Polly P.
"Is rhetoric for philosophers or dictators?"
Polly is the (transparent) creation of a rhetoric that is more reflective (theoretical) than the rhetorical (dictatorial) speech of sexism.
Polly is philosophie on trans-phetamines; theory with legs wide open (and eyes wide shut) 24/7.
S/he is the hyper-embodiment of all that “i” (with ulterior feminist motive) so vehemently denounce.
If feminist inquiry is about intellectual dissection, than Polly is both scalpel and self-assigned surgeon…cutting up the body (of fascist propaganda) that is her own.
Polly is a masochist.
My breed of “man-hate” thought shown visa vi a girl who hates herself.
Youtube (the original eden of cyber confession) will serve as the showcase for Polly-as-Performance; a cyborg figure figuring for the absurd and contradictory nature of “natural subjectivity".
Other Outlets will serve Polly's Poly-vocal Purpose as well.
Polly will Take-To-Twitter
(enacting an archive of untempered (gov't censored) agony;
fleeting bird songs of textual-sound)
Polly will Tackle-Tumblr
(using its rapid-cycling, manic-affective mode of communication, Polly will subvert storytelling, cutting up the "logos" of facade through the crafting of my own)
Polly will Interrogate-Instagram
(reflecting through caption on the ideological corpus an image leaves behind)
And (eventually) through WordPress “i” will more directly disclose the inz and outz of Polly’s “self-hate”...
I will do so through feminist cultural critiques and irreverent musings on theory, technology and self.
Polly Propaganda is a project devoted to the non-natural & non-human.
*CAUTION: the next few lines make up the murky outlines of an even murkier manifesto in need of cognitive “clean-up”…as you wish
(insert inverted “Red Pill” trope)
The desire for a soul on behalf of the machine is the soul itself.
The Divide between Man and Machine is Mythic.
Nature is Nurture.
"HuMAN" is an ideological construction: the God subject; the storyteller of HIStory
Past = Propaganda
In post-industrial Empire, the route to freedom is the full-fledged takeover of technologic mediation.
(hijacking the high-tech TV set of patriarchy)
This does not equate to iPhone handling and cyborg chatter; a corporatized slave-cuddle with the Artificial Other.
This is Ontological Obliteration.
The replacement of TeleVision with TransVision
"Man"-as-Stale Subject is replaced by Subjectivities
The "new" myriad-subject is a shared prism:
a Trans-Visual screen that sees beyond mythology.
Everyone is...MUST be Transgender; TranSelf: embodying a collective will to triumph destiny, enacting the future in a Promethean Present.
"Progress": The recurrent "Manifest Destiny" of post-colonial computing.
S/he replaces He as the dominant subject, as fragmentation and "femininity" constitute future-telling.
They becomes the common pronoun as the m2f collective comes to embody cosmic consciousness.
Sharing-as-the ideal Social Condition.
Morality > ideology.
Polly is committed not just to the "intellectual" deconstruction of myths of human-nature, but also to the political destruction of the category of Being called “the human being” and the subsequent pursuit of new modes of (non-human) thought and Being…new beings Being.
Polly P serving as “Daddy’s Girl” Gone Bad (engaging in Bad modes of Being).
Polly runs on electric blood and cuts up her body in her spare time.
Her body is not her Being (i.e. who she is) but rather is a half-way house for haunted social-myths (myths of nature, myths of human (male) superiority).
Ghosts of misogynist & humanist propaganda; “beings” that need to be buried: injected by lethal speech and replaced by “fake” (but better) skin.
Polly Propaganda is shallow-as-smart.
Polly Propaganda is gender identity post gender.
Polly Propaganda is Feminist Utopia-as-Dystopia.
Polly Propaganda is Frankenstein & His Bride
I realize that “I” have “said” some things that are quite unclear. But don’t be dismayed! I do not revel in jargon or respect pseudo-thought. I simply struggle with “honestly” communicating the dishonest truth of “the truth” as such. So if you have further questions or inquiries please email my human address.