THE LEAGUE FOR HUMAN INTEGRITY

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine - MELBOURNE

Following its 2018 genesis in Berlin The League for Human Integrity makes its Australian debut at BLINDSIDE. Reconfiguring the Meme Machine introduces this meta-movement for ideological reinvention in the age of Mass Consumerism, and constructs a platform for its peculiar activities.   Through this initiation the project will adopt a local vernacular, which will include a series of workshops by Melbourne artists aimed at sabotaging conventional value systems through creative agency.

In Workshops for Ideological Reinvention the movement also invites Melburnians to test their own views of the systems that drive everyday culture, daring them to deprogram from fabricated archetypes and reinvent their own ideologies.  By driving this social and personal transmutation, the movement offers a new perspective of being an autonomous, self-expressive individual, who also identifies as a member of the global collective, the worldwide web of humanity.

Within the gallery space are the artefacts of Integrity’s quest to turn the tide on Mass Consumerism.  By uncannily appropriating its tools and tactics, the movement fights fire with fire.  Creating spectacle and harnessing the Meme as an easily replicated concept that jumps from mind to mind, the project creates its own plethora of customisable trends.  The most significant being the movement’s Talis Insignia, a visual representation of its philosophies, which is also a mnemonic symbol and talisman for its members.  In this way the project combines both archaic and contemporary archetypes as it explores the transcendent qualities of ritual, the fellowship of sharing a philosophy, and the semiotics of agency in images and words.

BLINDSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.  Including satellite events at Testing Grounds.

27 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

Click HERE for a list of workshops, presentations & performances.

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine - BERLIN

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine initiates the genesis of The League for Human Integrity, an organised movement for ideological reinvention in the age of Mass Consumerism.  Through driving social and personal transmutation the movement reimagines humanity as a global collective of humans, all responsible to each other and the world they inhabit. Participants are deprogrammed from the unrealistic ideologies of Mass Consumerism, and offered a new perspective of being an autonomous, self-expressive individual, who creates positive change by designing their own ideologies.

 

By fighting fire with fire the project utilises the tools and tactics of Mass Consumerism.  By creating spectacle and harnessing the Meme as an easily replicated concept that jumps from mind to mind, the project creates its own plethora of customisable trends.  The most significant being the movement’s Talis Insignia, a visual representation of its philosophies, but also a mnemonic symbol and talisman for its members.  In this way the project combines both archaic and contemporary archetypes as it explores the transcendent qualities of ritual, the fellowship of sharing a philosophy, and the symbology of agency in images and words. 

 

Through video soundscapes, print and installation practice the SomoS gallery becomes an exhibition space, but also a transformative site for the movement’s experiential workshops and initiation rituals.

SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany.

18 - 22 Sep 2018

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