Lars Laumann

Maureen Paley

Carlton Turner is an inmate on death row in Huntsville, Texas. In 2006 he is contacted by Norwegian artist Kjersti Andvig: Will he collaborate with her? They correspond. Carlton finds Kjersti intellectually stimulating. Together, they design an installation, a prison cell decorated with knitting. Carlton chooses gang symbols for the walls. Kjersti visits Carlton a number of times, and he discovers that Kjersti is very pretty. Kjersti wants Carlton to love her. Somewhere along the line, video artist Lars Laumann hears of their collaboration and starts to investigate it. Kjersti talks. She visits Carlton’s favorite death-metal radio station. The DJs believe in the resurrection of the dead: Soon Carlton will be able to hear whatever music he likes via the ether, they chuckle. Kjersti moves into a trailer owned by a woman named Eileen, who believes in life everlasting too. Carlton is to be

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