BERARDI, Franco "Bifo"
The Uprising. On Poetry and Finance
Poetry is the language of nonexchangeability, the return of infinite hermeneutics, and the return of the sensuous body of language. I'm talking about poetry here as an excess of language, a hidden resource which enables us to shift from one paradigm to another.
The Uprising is an Autonomist manifesto for today's precarious times; a manifesto against the idea of growth, and against the concept of debt, the financial sector's two primary linguistic means of manipulating society. To this end, Berardi introduces an unexpected linguistic political weapon—poetry: poetry as the insolvency of language, as the sensuous birth of meaning and desire, as that which cannot be reduced to information and exchanged like currency. [from the publisher's note]