Institute for Infinitely Small ThingsBorn 2004, USA
Active in Boston, MA
At once a promotional ad and a speculative performance, Transferring Patriotism is the trailer or placeholder for an exchange in which the artists would—for the cost of their travel expenses—travel to a buyer’s home country and sell their patriotism. The transaction has precise terms and must occur over a table evenly riding the border between the buyers’ nation and the territory of the local American Embassy, around which the respective parties would first sit and consume an American beer. The terms of this contract recall the patriotism-stoking genre of American Westerns in which contention over frontiers entrenched imperialist fantasies.
Transferring Patriotism 2008, ongoing