installation with flag, propaganda and podcast
exhibited at Casa Antillón, Madrid, ES
~ picture by Konstantin Karpitschka.
This is the foundational symbolgy of a movement with no theory. Even though Spain has remained basically impervious to euorphobic populism, Posteuropeanism is a propagandistic spatial discourse articulated around a dogmatic political rethoric, born in light of a very southern dissaffection for the European Union.
“ After all its radical projects failed on 20th Century, the political left has assumed the Fukuyamaist statement. The struggle between ideologies is over; they are no longer necessary. They have been replaced by a global consensus that declares liberal democratic capitalism to be the only viable formula and the ultimate stage of humanity. We have reached the end of story, as Hegel conceives it.
The Ode to Joy is over for Europe. We decisively reject its neoliberal fervor, yet we yearn for it as the central destiny as an irradiating political subject. The left continues its crossing- the-desert years, without a comprehensive project on the horizon, cornered in municipalist utopias, or ecstatic about the accelerationist heresy.
Posteuropeism is an agonizing drive in the absence of a new radical alternative to macronist Uber-Europeanism, capable of confronting the palaeoconservative and neo-fascist Europhobic wave. Disorientation, disappointment and generational anxiety run through this continental political diagnosis, seen through the lenses of a pessimistic anticapitalism.