new release issued 25 May 2005
Inspecting the Inspectorate
Berlin: World Capital of Death
Saturday 28 May 2005, 2000h, Sparwasser HQ, Torstraße 161
International Necronautical Society (INS) Inspectorate Berlin,
currently headquartered at Sparwasser, concludes its visit with
a public briefing chaired by INS General Secretary Tom McCarthy.
Tom McCarthy will be joined by independent curator
and writer Inke Arns to hear reports from fieldworkers
Anthony Auerbach (INS Chief of Propaganda, Archiving
and Epistemological Critique) and Melissa McCarthy
(INS Chief Obituary Reviewer) on recent aerial reconnaissance operations.
The INS Inspectorate Berlin comprises a series of site-specific
investigations dictated by the INS central interests: marking and
erasure; transit, circulation and control; cryptography and death.
Results of photographic reconnaissance and other data will be made
Founded in 1999 by Tom McCarthy, the International Necronautical
Society spreads itself as both fiction and actuality, often blurring
the two. ‘Famously described as “replaying the avant-garde
along the faultline of death”’ (Art Monthly,
London), the INS inhabits and appropriates a variety of art forms
and cultural ‘moments’ from the defunct avant-gardes
of the last century to the political, corporate and conspiratorial
organisations they mimicked. The INS’s manifestos, proclamations,
reports, broadcasts, hearings, inspectorates, departments, committees
and sub-committees are the vehicles for interventions in the space
of art, fiction, philosophy and media.
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