The Birth of Atrocity

The idea of doing political theatre in response to the Las Vegas Massacre is both tempting and problematic. Tempting in the sense that we instinctively want to do something helpful and healing. Just as people with trucks rushed victims to hospitals and so many lined up to give blood, those of an artistic temperament will … Continue reading The Birth of Atrocity


Pound @ Schloss Brunnenburg

In Merano today. After brekky we hiked to a place near the bahnhof that lets people use bikes for free. All day we rode around the picturesque town and the Alpine precipices and protruding pinnacles.First, we peddled up the west side of the river Passer, breathing in and breathing out all that healthful northern Italian … Continue reading Pound @ Schloss Brunnenburg

Insomnauts Awake!

Transmission from the International Institute of Insomnauts, Bloomsbury, London, February 20, 2009: ...Insomnauts awake! The widening chasm beneath our trembling feet now eschews overarching narratives, delves deep into one’s own experience where things are all called into question. And if in the tender precariousness of insomnia our firmest grounds and our finest distinctions become untenable … Continue reading Insomnauts Awake!

•Inauthenticity, Necronauts, Insomnauts•

Tom McCarthy asked me to help him launch the International Necronautical Society's "Declaration on Inauthenticity" at Tate Britain yesterday. The event was supposed to be modeled off a US presidential press conference, so I adapted my usual INS role as Chief of Hemlock Research into the friendly but vaguely threatening equivalent of a Secret Service … Continue reading •Inauthenticity, Necronauts, Insomnauts•