Adam de Neige’s archeology of present tries to understand how absurdity or abstraction of (political) messages can be the only form remained in an oppressed society. Abstraction was seen more than one time as a political weapon in the history, (Russian avant-garde oppressed by the USSR, the abstract art was forbidden).
The execution of power on individuals, after Foucault, is a continuing transformation from an objectification of the human being -still life- (public execution) – to a hidden one, where who executes the power, is invisible. Here, self-destruction comes as one of the last resistance steps of this transformation. “They are doing nothing” so this “nothing” can’t be under “order of things”.