BEYOND MAJORITY RULE by Luke Fischbeck
165 x 229mm, full colour printing, perfect bound, softcover, edition of 500, 2018
Beyond Majority Rule began by surveying how non-hierarchical groups make decisions, with a particular curiosity as to how groups structured against representation might decide to visually or symbolically represent themselves and their common experience. The results, fictionalized and composited, point to a domain where to be represented means to be recognized—where collective memory and decision-making can be understood as forms of image recognition. Transitional and intermediate, these are images used in the way words are used when spoken, described in the way shadows describe the objects that cast them. Luke Fischbeck is an artist, composer, and organizer living in Los Angeles, one part of Lucky Dragons (with Sarah Rara), one part of Human Resources (a non-profit arts organization).