Filmmaker and critic Peter Watkins coined the concept of “Monoform” as a simplified term of the institutional narrative model, the one that prevails unstoppable, sustained and empowered by American and Western economic and cultural imperialism. If we extrapolate this idea to a higher level, of a purely political nature, and the media is taken as a class cumulative power, we can observe its main role in the integration of a universal collective imaginary: truth and lie, post-truth or fake, that is, communication as non-communication. If we extrapolate this idea to a higher level, of a purely political nature, and the media is taken as a class cumulative power, we can observe its main role in the integration of a universal collective imaginary: truth and lie, post-truth or fake, that is, communication as non-communication. The Monoform, as Watkins says, informs and deforms everything from the bowels of the Single System even those which seem to confront or present itself as an alternative.
This way, media is responsible of an hegemonic information model that responds to the prevailing neo-capitalist liberal market logic: a totalitarianism of invisible appearance. This way and assuming Burrough’s hypothesis, language acts as a virus, infecting everything and everyone. So we are manipulated and transformed by the processes of contagion, conditioning any human or political activity against the established system.
To point out the media as responsible for the homogenization of language, and consequently of the social structure as a weapon of control, is a necessity from our artistic perspective, reproducing and relentlessly showing its absolutist behavior under any technological tool. Critics of the lack of freedom, which, although not shown, occurs without appeal.
mutus.exe is a virtual piece that takes the classic form of conflict: introduction, knot and ending. The icon of a smiling rabbit will welcome you CLICK HERE. How could the most advanced system in history would want anything bad happening to you citizens? Under this innocent appearance, plenty of computer screens that are hidden, will randomly open and extend while different voices are simultaneously reproduced in different languages that repeat again and again the basic elements of communication together with other three elements: TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, CHANNEL, MESSAGE, DEMOCRACY, FASCISM AND LANGUAGE. In the face of this computer virus of unknown origin, do not panic. The system, in this case the creators of the piece, have prepared a computer tool that will help and explain you what is happening. Do not be afraid of communicating with him. However you will soon discover that our gentle tool is also a trick, this time uncensored, of it’s fascist ideology: instead of helping us, he will try to tame us through racist, homophobic, xenophobic messages. Leaving us in an oppressive limbo in which we will be the ones to choose when to log out.