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Follow Us or Die


Paperback, 196 pages

ISBN 0981946259

ISBN-13 9780981946252

Follow Us or Die deals with the heritage of the so-called high school shooters within the context of the film pamphlet Follow Us or Die by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei and Jonas Staal. The material selected, quoted and presented in this publication encompasses literary work such as short stories, poetry and theater pieces as well as a representative selection of the visual output of this movement. Authors include Pekka-Eric Auvinen, Cho Seung-Hui, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Matti Juhani Saari and Jeff Weise. Van Gerven Oei, Staal and philosopher Wolfgang Schirmacher have supplemented this volume with essays reflecting on their heritage. Jonas Staal studied monumental art in Enschede, The Netherlands and Boston MA, USA. His work functions in the domain of public interventions: installations, performances and Aktionen, executed (illegally) in public space. His artistic research anticipates and deals with the political developments in contemporary society in the form of lectures, essays, pamphlets and exhibitions in the public domain as well as institutional contexts. Staal works and lives as a visual artist in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei studied composition, linguistics and conceptual art in Den Haag and Leiden, The Netherlands and Amherst MA, USA. He is a PhD candidate in the Media & Communications department at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. His research targets the borders and interfaces between art, technology, activism and theory and encompasses installations, pamphlets, essays and lectures. Van Gerven Oei works and lives in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

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