To be out of order is to be out of service, broken, even disrupted. Eliciting refusal of service to a power greater than oneself. What then if we all refuse this order and collectively become out of order? This implies new order, one of being uncooperative. By denying old structures, we create ourselves in new patterns that butt up against the old, in a sense keeping them propped up and maintained. This is disruption of sequence embracing chaos, moving beyond the linear narrative and the hardness of regimentation. Through this disruption we are discontented and disquieted, propelling us forward.
Out of Order is a representation of fourteen artists and makers working across various themes and disciplines, made possible by the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, presented at Dfbl8tr on December 9, 2016.