(London) Calling All Agents: International Necronautical Society (INS)

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Date/Time: 07/04/2004 12:00 am

Calling All Agents: International Necronautical Society (INS)
BroadcastingUnitTransmitting from Institute of Contemporary Arts, The
Mall, London, SW1Y5AH (Underground: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus)on
87.7 FM in London and www.necronauts.org worldwide, 24/24h dailyFree
admittance to INS Transmission Room with ICA membership
(daymembership £1.50 weekdays, £2.50 weekends)pilot transmission: 7 April 2004, 1830-2030h open to the public: 8-13  April 2004, 1430-2100h,
dailytours: 1500-1700h, 1830-2030h, daily
Coinciding with the granting of a temporary licence to broadcast on FM
inthe London area, the INS Communications and Encodings Subcommittee
opensthe doors of the INS Transmission Room to the public at the ICA
andestablishes its first internet broadcast at www.necronauts.org.The
configuration of INS broadcasting protocols was developed following theINS
Second First Committee Hearings: Transmission, Death, Technology(Cubitt
Gallery, London, 2002) and this installation was designed inaccordance
with INS General Secretary’s Report: Calling All Agents (ICA,London, 2003).
The Transmission Room is both a fully functioning radio station and
anembodiment of the psychoanalytical writers Nicholas Abraham and
MariaTorok’s notion of the ‘crypt’: an  enclave which Derrida has
described as’a pocket of resistance to reality’. The key elements of INS
broadcastingare reception, transcription, transformation and transmission:
hearing andcalling. Accordingly, the Transmission Room is equipped to
receive thewidest possible spectrum of data, voice and text
streams.Visitors to the Transmission Room will be able to observe INS
TransmissionAgents (Dactylographic Assistants) preparing a series of 
radio broadcasts,transcribing incoming signals, monitoring  patterns
and  devices. Thedissection of what INS General Secretary Tom McCarthy
calls the’mediasphere’ follows the fault-lines in culture: between
literature andphilosophy, art and propaganda, fiction and phantasmagoria,
territory andmap. Incoming content is transposed, permutated, looped,
echoed andinverted. Material is subjected to metrical and technical
procedurescurrently under investigation by the INS Communications and
EncodingsSubcommittee, resulting in scripts for broadcast. INS signals
will be heard on FM radio in the London area, via internetradio and
rebroadcast by collaborating stations in Europe and America.’L’oiseau
chante avec les doigts. Deux fois. Je repète. L’oiseau chanteavec les
doigts. Deux fois. Je repète. L’oiseau …’ (Radio transmission bythe dead
poet Cégeste heard by the title character in Jean Cocteau’s filmOrphée,
The Transmission Room is designed by INS Environmental Engineer Laura Hopkins and technically configured by Broadcaster and Engineer Steve
Perry. Calling All Agents is financially supported by Arts Council England
and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Additional information:
http://www.necronauts.orgPress service:
http://www.vargas.org.uk/press/ins/broadcasting_04.htmlCall for
http://www.vargas.org.uk/press/ins/pr_161102.htmlVenue information:
http://www.ica.org.ukOfficial INS propaganda may be freely distributed,
distorted, appropriatedor adapted as the reader sees fit.Issued by Anthony
Auerbach, INS Chief of Propaganda (Archiving andEpistemological Critique)