COULD THE SHADOWY WORLD of offshore banking somehow harbor an incarnation of Georges Bataille’s secret society, Acéphale? This bizarre and provocative proposal is the premise of Headless, a project begun in 2007 by the collaborative team of Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby. Its symbol, a headless man, pays homage to Acéphale’s adoption of André Masson’s notorious drawing of a gruesome decapitated figurea perverse inversion of Leonardo’s enlightened Vitruvian Manwith a skull in place of his groin. The Swedish artists’ examination of how financial systems relate to forms of invisibility focuses on Headless Ltd, an offshore company recently registered in the Bahamas, and has yielded an array of collaborative and aesthetically unpredictable outputsincluding a quasi novel, a feature-length documentary, hush-hush presentations in the financial districts of European
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