“The donation of power will be the most celebrated thing, the day of the ultimate takeover will come.”
Jonathan Meese 2008 in his Berlin state speech
DICTATORSHIP OF ART. Since 2006 Jonathan Meese has been making propaganda for the dictatorship of art. The party of this dictatorship is named art. Under the domination of art there will be no more mean domination of man. Total humbleness is the name of this new world order, which will be established on the day zero, after the takeover of art – which will be in fact a donation of power. The volcano will erupt, there is no alternative – no power of man, no creativity, no soul – only neutrality. Only “art” as “total leadership” is anti-nostalgic, revolutionary and loving. Soon there will be only one land in the world, named the land of erz (Erzland). Playing without rituals is the only possible way for artist and man to achieve the dictatorship of art.
RADIOTRANSMITTER AND INSTALLATION. According to the example of D’Annunzio Jonathan Meese will broadcast the dictatorship of art in 2009. For this purpose there is no better place than the Puglia in the Vittoriale degli Italiani. For Meese theatres and exhibition halls are shelters, command centres, from which one could make propaganda for the hermetic revolution. From the bridge, the former command centre on the Puglia, Jonathan Meese will push his peaceful revolution of art. The dictatorship of art flies a flag on the Puglia, furthermore big and small skeletons in the rig and bow of the Puglia will remind of the legionnaires of Fiume. Skeletons, here meant as crew of a ghost ship, are part of the repertoire of Meese’s installations and always refer to the fact, that for Meese the human soul is outside.
FLYER CAMPAIGN. In summer 2008, fifty years after the poet’s death, from a two seater flyers were thrown on Gardone to remember D’Annunzio’s famous flight over Vienna. In 2009 this operation should be re-enacted – this time with flyers of the dictatorship of art. If possible such flyers should be thrown on the Venice Giardini too.