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Andreas Broeckmann on 25 Jan 2001 16:13:26 -0000


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<nettime> just left (Just Merit died).


Just Merit is Dead.

Just Merit, the artist from Linz/Austria, died of cancer earlier this
week. Just had been working as one of the pre-eminent international
machine artists since the 1980's and was the driving force behind projects
like Contained (in the Voest steel factory) and Time's Up (based in Linz
harbour - www.timesup.org).

Just's creativity, energy and enthusiasm were an inspiration not only for
the people who worked closely with him, but also to the visitors of the
shows and art projects he participated in, as well as to the international
electronic art community. Strange physical experiences, the limitations of
the human body, the pleasure of working with machines and having fun with
people - all these were characteristics of his rich artistic life.

The world is a poorer place without him.

However, heaven will be a better place, and I am sure that Just is going
to prepare a few wild machinations and biomechanical concoctions for those
of us who join him.

Sad greetings to those who were closest to him.

Andreas Broeckmann





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