The nation state is a modern fiction: a result of the conceptual intercourse between a sovereign introduced by Thomas Hobbes in “Leviathan” and the imperialist and nationalist ideologies of the nineteenth century. Despite all the criticism of it, it is approached as a fundamental component of the political order, an everlasting tabula rasa for (re)structuring power. We suggest an alternative ideology for political self-organisation: steɪt əv nəʊlænd [State of Noland]: a 'state of mind’ of not aligning with any geopolitical entity and a 'state-after-state’ as a constellation of practices that functionally replace nation-state monopoly.
Transnationalisms - Bodies, Borders, and Technology
Curated by James Bridle
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana
April 24 - 25, 2018