Listening to a kid sound out the words makes you wonder if every manifesto isn't, in some way, written with a kid in mind. Some of these kids make it all the way through manifestos I couldn't commit to finishing. Some of these kids are pissed too-- which is refreshing-- or its that 9yo boys don't want to read the part in S.C.U.M. manifesto about castration before playtime. This year the first of Gen Z enters a grim post-pandemic job market concerend with comfort above all else, while a few Gen Alpha kids read historical manifestos into a mic.  Its harrowing, funny, and almost hopeful. great list of readings too. 

Part 1.

Tracklist: Pandrogyny Manifesto by Breyer P-Orridge / Wear Sunscreen by Mary Schmidt / Theatre of Cruelty by Antonin Artaud / Auto-Destructive Art by Gustav Metzger / Abolish Restaurants by Prole / Ban the Bomb (Brussels Declaration 1) by Provo / The Cosmic Redistribution Service

Part 2.

Tracklist: Manifesto (Architecture & War) by Lebbeus Woods / A Declaration From the Poor Oppressed People of England by Gerrard Winstanley / 100 Impossible Artworks by Dora García / Blast! by Wyndham Lewis / Dada Manifesto by Francis Picabia / Dada Manifesto by Hugo Balls / Revolution in Dreams


More from Stanley Schtinter.  Important Books (or, Manifestos Read by Children) ran from May 2021 to May 2022 at Whitechapel Gallery in London, with a monthly installment on Montez Press Radio.


Kids are hopeful but omg seen: