International Necronautical Society INS Inspectorate Berlin
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Inspecting the Inspectorate
public briefing chaired by INS General Secretary Tom McCarthy
Sparwasser HQ
Berlin, 280505
Transcript: Anthony Auerbach
Authorised: INS First Committee

TMc Tom McCarthy, INS General Secretary
IA Inke Arns

AA Anthony Auerbach, INS Chief of Propaganda (Archiving and Epistemological Critique)
MMc Melissa McCarthy, INS Chief Obituary Reviewer

Also present
LN Lise Nellemann
NG Nicholas Grindell

Not present
SC Simon Critchley, INS Chief Philosopher
N&T Abrarham and Torok
MH Martin Heidegger

The event described here concluded the visit to Berlin of the International Necronautical Society (INS) Inspectorate, May 2005: Aerial Reconnaissance.

Aerial Reconnaissance was carried out by Anthony Auerbach with the help of local agents. Melissa McCarthy carried out preliminary investigations on circulation systems, transport, exchange and infection. These will be transcribed later.

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.