Obedience, continuous with the society that orders it, rewards with social belonging. Disobedience, discontinuous with society, penalizes with social rejection. Yet, in pursuit of this social belonging, we lose a lively sense of self to a lacklustre sameness that forgets the free spirit. Negotiating between the push of individualism and the pull of collectivism, ThisObedience is a tongue-in-cheek display of wilful behaviour—a conscious criticism of the unconscious conformation to the social norms that bind us together as one banal being. As This Obedience makes much of a muchness; society must make way for waywardness and Disobedience.
Venue: Supernormal Gallery
When: 28 Aug - 8 Sep 2019,