Exclusive Power Club

a workshop developed for Mphil students at Ecole National Superieure Estienne, Duperré and Boule, ‘Grandes écoles’ in Paris , by Glitch Fiction ( David Benqué, Nicolas Myers and Nelly Ben Hayoun)

Extract from Brief:

“PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER”

Groucho Marx in a telegram to the Friar’s Club of Beverly Hills

‘Secret societies and exclusive clubs are well known to the public even though their real influence and power are concealed from us. Ranging from fraternities, religious groups, cults, political organisations, private clubs or terrorist cells, these “exclusive” clubs influence and shape our society and its future… or at least that’s what their members want you to think.

You are asked to design your own exclusive power club with its rituals and rules, goals, activities, agendas, tactics and maybe a secret handshake. Whether it seeks world domination or global happiness your club is like no other, with long term goals that are both world-changing and obscure to the non-members.

etc…..’