FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A three Sunday afternoon situation from November 2005 to January 2006
at Andrew Kreps Gallery
Cult action, group therapy, corporate brain washed consumer combatants. Together we feel good. Crowd behavior: removing the inhibitions of the individual, no personal responsibility. Yet community is pressure. HERD INSTINCT 360° is an invitation to a group of people to be, see, discuss, and listen to talks about community.
Community - the formerly functional organization of people into pockets of activity, the dead end possibility of the communist collective manifestations in Russia and China, the unspecific and affirming notions of community some works of art rest upon, the increasing sophistication of corporate communal behavior and outreach, the Hippie yearnings for a return to the primal gathering, the exclusive clubs building a 'We-They identity' paving the way for local and global gated communities, the projection of inherent goodness and empowerment from 'productive get-togethers', from the tiniest family unit to the nationalistic one, the pretense of equality. What was to stir action now makes stale.
Let's have negative group expectations? Yet what experience can be outside of it? Community as communication as co-appearance - Stay Connected.