07.10.2004

[berlin] – International Necronautical Society (INS)

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Date/Time: 10/07/2004 12:00 am


Advance
Reconnaissance
International
Necronautical Society (INS)
10 – 22 July
2004
Wednesday – Friday
1600-1900h, Saturday 1400-1800h
Also open especially July
11 Sunday 1400-1800h, where curator Diana Baldon and Tom McCarthy will
be present
Saturday 10 July 2004,
1800h: Press conference and briefing session with INS General
Secretary Tom McCarthy
Operating from:
Sparwasser HQ, Offensive for Contemporary Art and
Communication
Torstrasse
161
D – 10115 Berlin
Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn
Oranienburger Tor (U6), Rosenthaler Platz (U8)
Telephone: +49 30
21803001 Fax: +49 30 44047981
Contact:
mail@sparwasserhq.de
Following an invitation
from curator Diana Baldon, for a period of only twelve days,
the INS will use Sparwasser HQ to contact key cultural agents in
Berlin. Launched in 1999 in London with a bombastic Manifesto
declaring that death is a type of space, the INS is a
pseudo-bureaucratic organisation that, appropriating and re-purposing
both Soviet and corporate systems and the defunct structures of early
twentieth century avant-gardes, operates in what INS General
Secretary Tom McCarthy has called the ‘mediasphere’.
Interventions to date have included the re-enactment in a Dutch wind
tunnel of a Mafia shootout (2001), public Committee Hearings into
Transmission, Death and Technology (2002), the infiltration of the BBC
website (2003) and the setting up of a Broadcasting Unit at London’s
ICA (2004).
Press release and
photos:

http://www.sparwasserhq.de/Index/HTMLjul4/HTMLEngA.htm

INS information:

http://www.sparwasserhq.de/necronauts/

Advance Reconnaissance is
supported by The British Council and Sparwasser HQ

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