To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

To Scale, Everyday Sovereign (with livedspace and contributors)

rice and beans, Dunedin, New Zealand

2011

For this project, the contested territorial claims, national fictions and aesthetic gestures of micronations form the background of a speculation on notions of autonomy in micronations and artist-run centres. What inequalities are carried through the notion of scale in reaction to state-sponsored institutions? What territories share a subversion, in themselves, of ideological state apparatuses? What are there limits in speculating on the scales of sovereignty? In addressing these questions, the exhibition space with its reading room and screening programme, become a kind of embassy lounge for its own ‘known unknowns’.

 

More information on the project can be found through the To Scale blog and at livedspace.org.