Better yet, what if Grimes got her boyfriend to drop the single in promotion of her new artistic endeavors? My theory explored:
Donna Haraway, author of the feminist essay “The Cyborg Manifesto” and the recent book detailing ways of kinship within the “Anthropocene” called Staying with the Trouble, might be the cause for the recent track Musk released this past month. His girlfriend, Grimes, who calls herself a cyborg and whose new album will be called Miss_Anthropocene, seems to be a fan willing to embody Haraway‘s recent subject(s):
“People don’t care about it, because we’re being guilted,” Grimes told the publication. “I see the polar bear and want to kill myself. No one wants to look at it, you know? I want to make a reason to look at it. I want to make it beautiful.” And how does she plan to make it “beautiful?” Well, apparently the album visuals will include “pro-apocalypse PSAs” and a Renaissance-esque portrait of herself eating endangered animals. [Via]
All signs point to string figures and “the art of living on a damaged planet” (emphasis mine). Could they actually be the pop cultures heroes we need and deserve?