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INS Commission on Crypts: Architecture, Neurosis and Death
Barbican Art Gallery, 29 July 2010

The INS Hearings into Architecture and Neurosis are held in the space furnished by The Surreal House between Buster Keaton and Sigmund Freud. The notion of a crypt, in which converge tomb and code, burial and encipherment, is derived from Freud’s elaboration of neurosis and has become one of the key configurations of INS activities: from the protocols of the INS Broadcasting Unit the procedures of the INS Inspectorate. The Commission on Crypts is charged with examining the feasibility of the suggestion put forward in the dossier Aerial Reconnaissance Berlin, that the concept of neurosis may be applied to a city. In this public session, INS General Secretary Tom McCarthy, assisted by external assessors award-winning novelist Chloe Aridjis and scholar Richard Martin, will hear testimony from architect Patrick Lynch and psychoanalyst Darian Leader. The hearings are monitored by INS Chief of Propaganda Anthony Auerbach, and INS Chief Environmental Engineer, Laura Hopkins.

Rendezvous: Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, 1900–2200h, hearings begin 2000h. Tickets £10 (cheaper for concessions, members and if you buy online) include admission to exhibition until 2200h. Bar in the gallery.