Dear living person
Russell, J. (2012) Dear living person. In: Elms, A. and Reinke, S. (eds.) Blast CounterBlast. Mercer Union/WhiteWalls Inc, Toronto. ISBN 9781926627175
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This chapter is written from the perspective of a recently deceased corpse. It examines the claims art makes to moving beyond boundaries and testing limits (of medium, discipline, and category) as a cliché of transcendence. This is described in relation to the operation of the false ‘master’ limit between the living and the dead, with reference to Reza Negarestani’s vivid reenactment of Etruscan torture, and contemporary performances of institutional critique: Fraser, Krebber and Carpenter.