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Deathless and Taxless: A Corporate Exorcism

We are dying and paying taxes while doing so; this is certain. The corporation believes that it is beyond death and taxation; the corporation would have us sacrifice ourselves, offer ourselves to its engorgement, for the sake its immortality. What’s worse, the corporation possesses us, has possessed us; we are possessed.

Let’s perform a corporate exorcism!

Join Benjamin Ross Nicholson, PhD (pending) as he guides you through both a didactic lecture concerning the mysterious figure of “Man in Business Suit Levitating” (an avatar of the corporation) and a collaborative ritual exorcism to remove the corporation from the cavity of your corpse. By accepting your death and your debt, you will discover that the quest for profit can be replaced with a desire for the well-being of others; this feels very nice.

Deathless and Taxless: A Corporate Exorcism

Benjamin Nicholson
Fall 2021
Installation, Video, Performance

We are dying and paying taxes while doing so; this is certain. The corporation believes that it is beyond death and taxation; the corporation would have us sacrifice ourselves, offer ourselves to its engorgement, for the sake its immortality. What’s worse, the corporation possesses us, has possessed us; we are possessed.

Let’s perform a corporate exorcism!

Join Benjamin Ross Nicholson, PhD (pending) as he guides you through both a didactic lecture concerning the mysterious figure of “Man in Business Suit Levitating” (an avatar of the corporation) and a collaborative ritual exorcism to remove the corporation from the cavity of your corpse. By accepting your death and your debt, you will discover that the quest for profit can be replaced with a desire for the well-being of others; this feels very nice.