Manifesto for a borderless space society

RISD, 2010
Exhibit, ⇢Book

Inquiry on the visual possibility of a society without national borders.
The exhibition compromises 6 pieces presenting Switzerland recreated with various media. The work Mountain Water Forest, investigates Switzerland's representation through nature. Three other pieces are the Phone Order Cake, the Swiss Flag Collection and Islands, a photo collection of the complete library of Swiss Embassies. Every piece is accompanied with a Source Book which lists all of the components used.

Manifesto for a borderless space society

Merging fantasy and reality, fact and fiction, we attach and associate ourselves with spaces. We are individual parts of a city, state and country but also of a family, community and society. Is the association to space needed for the creation of an identity? I hereby propose that the word ‘individual’ is immediately replaced by the word ‘country’. A feeling of belonging, formerly directed towards a space referred to as ‘home’ or ‘origin’, will from now on be directed towards an individual. I am a country, you are a country. National borders will disappear and the world will constitute of a network of 6.8 billion different countries, all interconnected through the social fabric. By removing all borders, room to question our relationship to space is created and the body is introduced as the new border. A feeling of belonging, formerly associated with space, will be transferred to the body, allowing an analysis of its components and flexibility.

Exhibit

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Swiss Flag Collection
Every swiss desk flag available on ebay.com.

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Islands
A photo collection of all Swiss embassies arranged geographically, the upper right corresponding to the World's NW, EU at the center.
Embassie photos sourced from admin.ch.

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Phone Order Cake:
The result of a cake ordered by phone at Wholefood's supermarket in Providence RI by the request of a “Swiss Cake”.

Borderless space society: Book

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