New release issued
by INS Department of Propaganda, 1 May 2005
The INS Inspectorate: Aerial Reconnaissance Phase begins 3 May
The Inspectorate’s work will be accessible to the public
16–28 May 2005 at Sparwasser HQ Offensive für zeitgenössische
Kunst und Kommunikation, Torstraße 161, 10115 Berlin (Opening
hours: Wed–Fri 1600–1900h, Sat 1400–1800h and
INS fieldworkers are carrying out a series of operations dictated
by INS central interests: marking and erasure; transit, circulation
and control; cryptography and death.
Aerial reconnaissance operations led by INS Chief of Propaganda
(Archiving and Epistemological Critique) Anthony Auerbach
are focused on the identification and surveillance of sites of erasure,
specifically: locations where no trace can be found of incidents
or persons of interest to the INS; where there is evidence of attempts
to cover or erase the traces of incidents or persons; where there
is evidence of attempts to conceal the erasure. Such sites may frequently
be recognised by the presence of monumental architecture, memorial
plaques and the like.
The selected sites will be the subjects of photographic reconnaissance
(PR) using techniques and apparatus modified from those devised
by Anthony Auerbach for the works Planet and Enemy
Contact Surface (2002). Results will be assembled and subjected
to preliminary interpretation at Sparwasser HQ.
INS Chief Obituary Reviewer (COR) Melissa McCarthy
will join the mission 23–28 May 2005 to conduct preliminary
site-specific investigations concerning circulation and transit
systems. COR reports ‘clumps of data emerging from recent
research material suggesting the importance of analysing systems
of transport, transit, translation and distribution.’ Following
her current lines of enquiry into Berlin’s urban infrastructure,
her work will trace the historical and physical vectors and networks
inscribed in the city, examining the transmission of blood, disease,
energy, population and information. These topics will form the next
phase of the INS Inspectorate.
INS General Secretary and Inspectorate Director Tom McCarthy
will visit Berlin 28 May to meet informants, hear reports on fieldwork
activities, inspect the data which will have been assembled at Sparwasser
HQ and to discuss future operations. A press conference and a public
consultation will be held at Sparwasser HQ.
Surveillance of the city of Berlin is carried out under the authority
of the INS Inspectorate established by the INS First Committee in
Issued by INS Department of Propaganda. Official INS propaganda
may be freely distributed, distorted, appropriated or adapted as
the reader sees fit.
Bulletins will be posted at http://www.necronauts.org
Supported by Urban Art Stories, British Council and The Danish