Éric Loret is an art critic and book reviewer. Former student of the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay-Saint-Cloud), he has long collaborated to the Culture pages of the daily Libération while teaching (NYU, ECAL, UNIL). He has also been a columnist for La Dispute (France Culture). Author of Petit manuel critique (Les prairies ordinaires, 2015), he is currently writing for AOC, The Artnewspaper France, En attendant Nadeau and Le Monde des Livres.
The first week of confinement saw TikTok burst into the world of adults, whereas the social media platform had previously been considered amusement for teenagers. Teens filming themselves, to go “viral” by repeating the same gestures and songs ad infinitum. What kind of politics does this aesthetic of confinement express?