Die Revolutionshypothese

As part of his reflection on the pandemic and its aftermath, Paul B. Preciado imagines the conditions for a “somapolitical revolution”. By conceptualising bodies not as “revolutionary subjects” but as “political symbionts”, he calls for a change of language, storytelling and imagination that would enable to “transfigure” our understanding of the present and, from there, its political horizon. His “revolution hypothesis” is thus an attempt to theorize ecological exploitation and cybernetic capitalism as micropolitical forms of body domination in order to formulate their counter-fiction and to invent new alliances and symbiosis.  “We are the bodies through which the mutation comes and works. The question is no longer who we are, but what we want to become.”