EGREGORE – An Exhibition by the Atlanta Surrealist Group
Egregore—a very strange beast. A spectral entity created inside the alchemical furnace of true collectivity, an external spirit which surpasses all its individual components. It is the “something more than”, it is the “space between”, which haunts all our activity. A trickster child that, once birthed, immediately overshadows its parents, creating a paradoxical new reality, a third invisible other. A 1 + 1 which, quite inexplicably, is seen equaling 3. And so we draw our magic surrealist circle here, and we summon. Against the miserable capitalist world which we inhabit, so dominated by online fragmentation, individual narcissism, and personal compromise, we raise this phantom—the answer to all our dilemmas. Surrealism brought us many new paths to liberation, but none quite so potent as this. This present exhibit will be a document of its wanderings among us during the past five years of surrealist collective activity in the belly of old Atlanta. An incomplete document, as it must be. This exhibit is a call to play, too. A call to find and join The Others. For if the future affords us any hope, it is a hope that is only to be found together. In the eclipse of Me within We, a marvelous Egregore waits. Don’t keep it waiting.
October 21-24, 30-31
30: Movie Night
31: Closing (costumes welcome!)
92 Peachtree St SW,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Steven Cline, Hazel Cline, Aaron Dylan Kearns, Juli Maria Kearns, Megan Leach, Steve Morrison.