To Scale, Everyday Sovereign (with livedspace and contributors)
rice and beans, Dunedin, New Zealand
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’.