Contemporary reflection on dirt, based on the insightful novel “What Is to Be Done?” by Chernyshevsky. In one of Vera Pavlovna’s dreams in Chernyshevsky’s novel, there is a remarkable contemplation on the nature of all dirt. The entire reflection is based on the division of dirt into real and fantastical, reigniting the mechanism of binary thinking. How does dirt behave today? And is there a distinct difference in contemporary media reality, where the actual present exists only in the intensity of affect? Dirt is a revolutionary material for the deconstruction of the body and its everyday life. Dirt is the primordial chaos from which a cosmos is born each time. Do we need opposition to dirt if its own vital nature is destruction and disorder?