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The Social Failure

630 Greenwich Street, 212-431-4977
Greenwich Village
October 14 - October 22, 2011
Reception: Friday, October 14, 6 - 8 PM
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Maccarone is pleased to present The Social Failure curated by Bjarne Melgaard.

part one: sociopaths tell the truth

So what constitutes a lie? When do social function and remote rules become the avenger who will never leave you. The one who follows you down a dark ally and says he loves you before he says, “I just raped your kids.”

The lie is so entrenched and valid as a mechanism of communication that it becomes our only way of communicating. Lies actually don’t serve very specific normative functions but are like a substance that will infect you with the doubt and fear to which we all are addicted. Why not do something that kills you? This is so much more interesting than killing some looser you cant stand anyway.

We all want to be fiction in real life but never real life as fiction. You kill with fiction, you destroy with stories, and you murder with novels. In the end, even killers are just bores, socially adapted beings not able to manage a criminal impulse none us ever have managed.


Sverre Bjertnes & [email protected]

with Michael Alig Aryan Brotherhood Teodoro Baez Nathan Bar-Jonah Robert Bardo Ken Bianchi Lizzie Borden Gary Ray Bowles Jerry Brudos Ted Bundy Harvey Carignan Douglas Clark Hadden Clark Lonnie Franklin Jr. John Wayne Gacy Edward Gein Dean Croll Grave Gary Heidnik Thomas Dee Huskey Phillip Jablonski Keith Hunter Jesperson Randy Kraft Charles Manson Bobby Joe Maxwell Joe Metheny Roy Norris Ottis Toole Robert Pickton Dorothea Helen Puente Dennis Lynn Rader Richard Ramirez Angel Resindez Issei Sagawa William Sapp Arthur Shawcross Daniel Siebert Anthony Sowell Jack Trawick
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