Friday, 6 June 2008

Remainder to Black Box

Tom McCarthy talks about his exhibit 'Black Box Transmitter', a flight-recorder that transmits INS propaganda messages non-stop around a forty-kilometre area, in Stockholm's Moderna Museet, in the exhibition 'Eclipse: Art in a Dark Age'.

The exhibition, which also features work by Paul McCarthy, Mike Nelson, Dana Schutz and others, runs from May 31st to August 24th.

In the film Tom talks about how art and literature can work together.

In his first book Remainder Tom leaves his main character doing a figure of eight in a plane - so maybe this is the sequel to the book in art form where the plane runs out of fuel and his last moments are recorded on the Black Box? It would be a suitable end to a character that records and reconstructs his memories.

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