Poem for the Inauguration of Donald Trumplethinskin

Poem for the Inauguration of Donald Trumplethinskin


the post truth wind catches your wings

you are propelled backwards into the 80’s future

time travelling through neo-fascist time-space

a brown alien maybe

looking down your deep throat of a million catastrophes


screen flash of many mad men

weird hair burns brilliant

users caught in the static blitz of red hat fire

unseeing the birthers that scribbled on your burnt-out retinas

seized in post-real epileptic bliss


suck it down

down through a vortex of banality

the hot contagion of hero fever fuses retro with fetish

catapulting black bodies with organs into nasty tweets

where nasty codes dictate pleasure and satisfy wiki peeks


a string of tweets adorn your throat

uploading your pussy grab unnameable

part of the dope show

short circuit the tax code

the press is pressed so


flipping far right agents into hyper-drive

which spew out millions of bits of corrupt data

seized in fits of schizophrenic panic

and trip

on terror


what you got to offer the masses

but un-natural selection

the malignant hack is your system

tingling your sensation

now, here and elsewhere, text and membrane impact


truth evaporates

nothing is certain

your skin is cold

permission denied

flesh necrotic


heavy eyelids folding over pupils

like curtains of coal

ice kisses on alt synapses

the system is nervous

neurons screaming






unintended consequences



About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net
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