Andreas Broeckmann on 25 Jan 2001 11:16:00 -0000

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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

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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