The International Necronautical Society

New York, London, Paris, Munich (1999-now)

Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is a writer and artist. In 1999 he founded the semi-fictitious International Necronautical Society "devoted to mind-bending projects that would do for death what the Surrealists had done for sex".

As Environmental Engineer for the INS, I have created spaces for numerous events from public Hearings to art installations to a functioning radio station.

"How I started to love the International Necronautical Society and stopped worrying about the ‘necro’ side of things…the INS’ systematic displacement of images is packed with allusions to art, history, science and psychoanalysis…the only way to understand them is through silence, repetition and perhaps even torment."

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