United States of North of America Passport

Erika Harrsch

Location: 510 Bellevue Way Northeast, Bellevue, WA

Project Description: United States of North America is an interactive project suggesting an American continent absent of geopolitical borders, a single unified realm encompassing the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Audience participation is essential, viewers are invited fill up a passport application form and to spin a fortune prize wheel for the chance to win one of these passports, a sardonic act connoting the lottery visas in United States. The fictitious passport features an original emblem that combines symbols of the three NAFTA countries and at its center, a monarch butterfly known for an epic annual migration. With the Monarch Butterfly subject I open up a dialogue on nationality, immigration and identity.

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