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HIJACKED FUTURES X THE ANTI-HIJACKING OF DREAMS
By Fabiane M. Borges
Translated by Tanja Baudoin
For Giseli Vasconcelos, Leandro Nerefuh and Rafael Frazão,
of the anti-hijacking scheme.
The first part of this text began by presenting some science fiction films whose theme is the hijacking of human subjectivity, or the intrusion of a system of control within human dreams. Shortly thereafter our society is presented as mediated by the Technocene, which is one of the strong branches of the Anthropocene, and how it promotes the hijacking of the future. It confirms the idea that the excessive extraction of natural resources from within the Earth is concurrent with the extraction of the “spirit” from inside our bodies, and this is leading us to climate disasters and to ontological misery.
Afterwards, this text presents a pedagogical equation, in which it defines the onto-political bases that support the text’s propositions, affirming that they are part of the grammar of liberation of the future and of dreams. They are: technoshamanism + ancestor-futurism + network of the unconscious. This is placed before the techno-ideological bases of the society of control, responsible for the hijacking of the future and dreams, that are: technoscience + corporate capitalism + artificial intelligence of God. It’s clear that these equations are in conflict and dispute the network of the unconscious and the future of the Earth. It is suggested that the great ideology of freedom and individuality, promised after the Second World War by the industrial corporations of the allied countries, was a big trap, that culminated in a terrible system of control.
Then the text emphasizes the importance of fiction and its capacity to create worlds, taking it out of the constraints of the symbolical and imaginary universe and introducing it to actual concretization. Fiction is then presented as one of the most powerful instruments for the production of reality, just like hyperstition, which is the capacity to create fictions in groups, and materializing them in reality. Here the text returns to the films, claiming that these fictions present the terrorism of the machine, the cornering that the society of control is imposing on the whole world, at the same time as they present innumerable forms of resistance or escape. Based on this idea of fiction as something determining, the text introduces ancestor-futurism and networks of the unconscious, presenting them as metaphysical projects of forced amplification of our ontological bases and restructuring the idea of communicability between the many unconscious, presenting it as a radical operator of ancestralities and futures between humans and the others (who are not humans, but other entities). Here questions related to spectrality enter, parallel universes of signs that pass through language and invisible fields that are inaccessible with this level of petty consciousness, as Davi Kopenawa demonstrates when he says that white people only dream about themselves and their goods and because of this they don’t see anything and think that everything they don’t see is a lie.
The final part of the text shows dreams as one of the most powerful portals for the rescue of lost ontologies of the past, as well as the production of freer futures. Departing from various references, the text suggests a methodology of treatment/training of dreams, starting from a relation between art and clinical practice. At that point some work methodologies appear, coming from such practices as the noisecratic programme, derived dreams, dream communities, etc. Each of these leads us to a higher degree of understanding about dreams as an onto-political public space, which must be urgently rescued for there to be a possibility for subjective resistance to the terrorism of the machine, and for the liberation of the future to be strengthened through the anti-hijack scheme of dreams, because the freer the dreams, the more capable they are of generating worlds.