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LURIE'S LAST WILL
MY JOBS WHICH I DID TO GET KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR, ABOUT SOCIAL COMMUNITIES, AND ABOUT INDIVIDUAL ACTING: handyman at building firms, assembly line worker, iron foundry worker, street sweaper, bathroom cleaner, school teacher, family assistance, taxi driver, welfare worker, employee organisator, printery corrector, street fighter, computational assistance, electronic repairer, art restorer, human communicator, university professor, spin doctor, tourist guide, public mediator, and assisted dying.—For most of the jobs they paid for me but sometimes I got nothing. What a beauiful world.
BORIS LURIE ABOUT ME: "Teutonic Knight on stalwart horse: hail, here comes Dietmar! Attack injustices, head on—collect, arrange, catalogize, injustices collected—push on, to the self-appointed German Ostland, glorious task! Weed out the Infidel!—though even they be nearly—fidel; shout out and demonstrate! protect your skull from the batons—conceptualize life's War, with the Berliners' sharply poisoned tongue. Clean up the streets, of what has been the Third and one-half Reich, and try to keep them well-brushed clean, in what is now the Global Freedom's Fourth—dressed up in Welfare cleaning-man's Red Garb. Catalogue, photographize, and write the biting lines, computerize and archivize—the Times, you Don Quixote red-wine brimming Knight!"—Published in: ►NO!art Show No 3, catalog, New York 1998