Alan Cholodenko Insurance Investigator AUS


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THE OFFICE OF CRYPTIC INCORPORATIONS


...INVESTIGATING, DETECTING AND REPORTING ON ACCIDENTS, DISASTERS, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, MALFEASANCES, CATASTROPHES AND CATACLYSMS OF ALL KINDS, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO ASSURANCES GIVEN BY NATIONS, CULTURES, INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING IN CONNECTION WITH QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESSES (QUAP FOR SHORT).

THE JOB INVOLVES DOING REPORTS/MEMOS ON THINGS LOST, LIKE LOST STRUCTURES, AND ON WHAT IS NEITHER SIMPLY LOST NOR SIMPLY FOUND, ON WHAT IS CRYPTICALLY INCORPORATED, INCLUDING INTERNATIONALLY, NATIONALLY, EXTERNALLY AND INTERNALLY, ETC, INCLUDING ACROSS THE ARTS AND SCIENCES, THE DISCIPLINES AND KNOWLEDGES, OF THE CULTURE.

THIS INVESTIGATOR WILL DO SHORT IDEA PIECES, COMMENTARY ON THE NEWS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, DEVELOPMENTS IN THE HUMANITIES, IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, FILMS, TV, MEDIA, ART, ETC., IN LIGHT OF SUCH 'INSURANCE' REPORTS, WHERE THE ONLY INSURANCE IS THAT THERE IS NO INSURANCE, THE ONLY ACCOUNT THAT THERE IS NO ACCOUNT, ETC.

THAT'S THE PAYOUT I GIVE (AS 'COMPENSATION'!).

MY MOTTO (AFTER JOSEPH K. AND DAFFY DUCK): 'I DEMAND TO KNOW: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?!'

MY MENTORS: PREEMINENTLY JEAN BAUDRILLARD AND JACQUES DERRIDA.

A GUIDE: BAUDRILLARD'S NOTION: 'THE REVOLUTION OF OUR TIME IS THE UNCERTAINTY REVOLUTION'.


1. REPORT ON VITO ACCONCI'S LECTURE AT THE SYDNEY BIENNALE - MAY 2002