"Symbols can create great divisions in an organization. Culture provides both division and unity, and the symbols used to reinforce the organization can create powerful social alienation between individuals and groups. Subcultures develop between managers and workers, blue and white collars, or factory and sales creating the potential for a 'them versus us' environment" (Harris & Nelson 2008, p. 243).

          - Exhibition Statement for my solo show at West Lane South Gallery, London, UK, on Wall Street International

Tribe to Tribe​

Constant Feedback I

Constant Feedback II

Constant Feedback III

Free Trade

Lotus

Untitled (Swipe)

River That Flows Back I

River That Flows Back II

Tribe to Tribe

"Symbols can create great divisions in an organization. Culture provides both division and unity, and the symbols used to reinforce the organization can create powerful social alienation between individuals and groups. Subcultures develop between managers and workers, blue and white collars, or factory and sales creating the potential for a 'them versus us' environment" (Harris & Nelson 2008, p. 243).

 

"When faced with uncertainty, individuals continually organize themselves within their group based reality and respond within that reality." (Weick, 1995).

 

We walk/talk through the desert, the desert walks/talks through us. It is very important, as every tribesman has known, to remember the water bottle when walking/talking in the desert (of the real). Zhuangzi knew, and Thermodynamics has taught; myself and the water bottle are recycled at the same time. There is no desert, there is no me, there is no water bottle. Except that one can come to the conclusion that recycling is a false myth, because to not recycle is impossible (everything is always already being recycled and renewed). Then what is the possibility of a cut? Can something truly ever be severed? If there is a balance in the universe (i.e. culture) then this must include the possibility of unbalance, and therefore a cut. In the topology of our current material moment, it is a socio-linguistic question mark followed by a splice, and then truly severed. But severed from what? These are the things I cannot live without.

   - exhibition statement by Micah Schippa