Words from the Berlin Biennal 2016 Manifesto.
You exist online, but your ass still hurts and grinds.
Your dataset is like the feelings you don’t always act on.
Whenever you feel closest to “you”, you’re actually in drag.
You practice mindfullness, but you are in deep debt.
The promotional emails in your inbox contain the emotional language that’s missing in your personal life.
Official narratives stopped working for you, so you built your own.
You wonder: Can markets emote? Are corporation people?
You know that your 60-hour workweek is someone else’ 4.
You’re a discerning consumer of culture, but you know that none of this will last.
Cover picture, Installation view of “L’Avalée des avalés (The Swallower Swallowed) Rhino/Bear,” 2016, “View of Pariser Platz,” 2016, and “L’Avalée des avalés (The Swallower Swallowed) Iguana/Sloth,” 2016; courtesy Jon Rafman; Future Gallery, Berlin; photo: Timo Ohler. The following pictures are by Fiammetta De Michele.