"Defornation" (deform + nation) is an unorthodox examination of the
dystopias of nations, societies and communities who are losing their
character, values and traditions due to corrupted environments - be
they geographical, institutional, or psychological.
The global trend towards syncretism as a result of the privatization of
government, the consolidation of media ownership, the supremacy of
multinational corporations and primarily economic standards for
"quality of life" are contrasted with the fracturing of memories,
innocence and nostalgic longings.
The group commit the heresy of "Defornationalism" - which is defined as
the examination and deconstraction of competing utopian religious,
political and economical orthodoxies, and reforNationalizing
(interpreting) them through their choice and mixture of materials,
mediums and technique in an attemp to reclaim a commons of ideas for
discussion and reflection in what they view as rapidly fragmenting
Defornationalism is an attemp at engaging dialog, not a school of
thought. Dogmatism in all its forms - artistic as well as
philosophical- is discouraged in favor of openness and choice - the
original meaning of "hairesis" in greek.
Unification and Ubiquity are rejected in favor of maintaining
uniqueness -strength lies in diversity- be it in materials of theme.
The message is one of sober hope on the micro level and outrage on the
macro level - mirroring the belief that while systems may be spining
out of control, an individual' s ability to deconstuct myths enables
the retention of unique identitties and beliefs which is necessary in
adapting to and coping with rapid change.