new release issued
16 May 2006
INS Inspectorate Berlin:
Office of Interpretation, May–June 2006
Opening: Thursday 18 May 2006, 1800
Continues until 11 June 2006
Galéria Medium, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava
814 37, Slovakia
International Necronautical Society Inspectorate Temporary Office
of Interpretation (TOI) opens in Bratislava as part of Pantheon:
Heroes and Anti-Monuments, an exhibition curated by Daniel
Grún. TOI is an apparatus for working on the material obtained
during INS Inspectorate Berlin: Aerial Reconnaissance, May 2005.
The exhibition is examines the ideological functions of sculpture
(sculpture and memory, sculpture and state, sculpture and nation,
sculpture and masculinity) in the contexts of cities like Bratislava,
Poznan, Budapest, Prague, and Berlin through works by contemporary
Anthony Auerbach/International Necronautical Society (GB), Anton
Cierny (SK), Richard Barger (SK), Rafal Jakubowicz (PL), Little
Warsaw/Andras Galik, Balint Havas (HU), Stano Masar (SK), Patrik
Kovacovsky (SK), Patrik Krizovensky (SK), Roman Ondak (SK), Martin
Piacek (SK), Richard Senesi (SK), Jiri Prihoda (CZ), Dusan Zahoransky
(SK), XYZ/Milan Tittel, Matej Gavula (SK)
The INS Department of Propaganda has released an authorisation
document which explains Anthony Auerbach's work in Berlin and Bratislava.
It reads as follows:
Title: Temporary Office of Interpretation
Type: INS Inspectorate Brief: Anthony Auerbach
Authorised: General Secretary, First Committee, INS
Authorisation Code: TMcC270406
- As part of the work of the INS Inspectorate
Berlin, INS Chief of Propaganda (Archiving and Epistemological
Critique) Anthony Auerbach shall travel to Bratislava to
set up a Temporary Office of Interpretation (TOI).
- The purpose of TOI shall be to work on material
obtained in Berlin, World Capital of Death, 3–28 May 2005.
Material includes aerial reconnaissnce surveys carried out by
Auerbach and other documents.
- TOI shall use the exhibition Pantheon: Heroes
and Anti-Monuments [...] as a host structure for an interpretative
- Findings on the following themes will be of particular
interest to the Inspectorate: marking and erasure; crypts and
cryptography; abyssal surfaces; neurotic symptoms (repression,
repetition); counting and recounting.
- Auerbach shall report to the INS Inspectorate.
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