David Blackmore: European Pa55port

This October MOCA London (Museum of Contemporary Art London) presents European Pa55port, the first London based iteration of the relational work from European artist David Blackmore.

Consisting of a discussion with participants and deconstructive acts MOCA will become a space for debate and transgression. Dependent upon members of the public taking part by working with their own passport covers European Pa55port will instigate, develop and maintain a conversation surrounding the relevance of national and European identity as BREXIT approaches.

In February 2016, in the run-up to the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU, Blackmore wrote to the European Commission requesting a non-nation specific European passport, in return for which he was willing to revoke both his Irish and British citizenships. The request was declined, in writing seven months later ‘because such a passport does not exist’. In response to this reply, Blackmore removed the national emblems from both his Irish and British passports the process of which was recorded and disseminated through a dedicated website www.europeanpa55port.com.The work has evolved into a relational piece in collaboration with members of the public. Following a discussion with participants exploring the meaning of national identity using European identity as a counterpoint. Using erasers willing individuals will rub away the national emblem from the cover of their passport.

Duration 13 October 2018 - 13 October 2018
Times 6.30-8.30pm
Cost Free
Venue MOCA London
Address 113 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4QY
Contact / info@mocalondon.co.uk / www.mocalondon.co.uk

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