Exactly one century after Italian poet and thinker Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his 1909 “Futurist Manifesto” (in French as "Manifeste du futurisme"), in February 2009 Franco “Bifo” Berardi proposed a “Post-Futurist Manifesto”. Here, Berardi denounces poignant aspects of the current way of life, while proscribing and going so far as to demand new ways of being with and in the world.
Originally published in the website Generation Online.
“1. We want to sing of the danger of love, the daily creation of a sweet energy that is never dispersed.
2. The essential elements of our poetry will be irony, tenderness and rebellion.
3. Ideology and advertising have exalted the permanent mobilisation of the productive and nervous energies of humankind towards profit and war. We want to exalt tenderness, sleep and ecstasy, the frugality of needs and the pleasure of …”