Innocuous Charitable Benevolent Brotherhood
The Innocuous Charitable Benevolent Brotherhood is a narrative project that attempted to tie every problem or social ill to a secret society that was comprised of every famous person with ties to Saskatchewan. The work was “authored” by a suspicious and cynical WWII vet turned businessman. The zine, sculpture and drawings are to embody authoritative though ignorant tone common to flat-earthers or David Ike. A “bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing” kinda tone.
“In the days of ice people fought for food as well people fought for life. Out of this warlorded era in Saskatchewan’s history, an elite arose. These warriors, scientists and politicians formed a necessary group or unit. This unit fought to protect their lay followers from other warlords’ packs. this elite unit has evolved and changed in order to blend with today’s societal boundaries and their influence has been forced to use subtle and subconscious means to control all aspects of Saskatchewan’s life in order to protect their lay followers and promote their own selfish goals.
This secret society will no longer be kept secret. For the first time the Innocuous Charitable Benevolent Brotherhood’s secrets will be shared.
If you believe free will is more than a naive cliche, WALK AWAY!
As for the rest of you, follow me down the rabbit hole!”
The work was shown at the Mendel Art Gallery and The Gordon Snelgrove Gallery in Saskatoon and The Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. The accompanying zine is in the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections Library.