Discordia is a genuine way of life, not a performance about a way of life. The artists involved in this chapter of Discordianism are embracing the ideas born out of the book Principia Discordia and taking what was originally a parody religion and seeing if it is possible to make it real for themselves and others, using their performance practice as a vehicle for recruiting and formalising this anti-establishment belief system within and funded by the establishment.
Discordia is not a cynical satire; it’s a live and fluid construction of a pact that is constantly changing, decentralised and gleefully disorganised.
Trying to create order amidst the complexity of everyday life is a fool’s game. We are not in control and the belief that we are creates fear of losing control, which drives anxiety, oppression, hatred and narcissism.
Our lives are constantly on the edge of sudden and radical change. With this in mind, we are seeking individuals and self-organising communities to work with us in the search for finding meaning and freedom in holy chaos.
1. Remember that everything happens for no reason.
2. Look for synchronicity and magic in the cracks in reality
3. Allow the bridges you burn to light your path
4. Don’t forget that everything happens for no reason.
DISCORDIA premiered within the bowls of the Fairfax Theatre at The Arts Center Melbourne in September 2017 with support from the TAKEOVER initiative.
There is much more to come.