Offshore Census

Citizens of the State of Sabotage

  • Editors
  • Robert Jelinek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Irina Ulrike Andel
    Pages 9-23
  3. Alfred Goubran
    Pages 25-28
  4. Didi Neidhart
    Pages 29-34
  5. Robert Jelinek
    Pages 51-65
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 66-396

About this book


State of Sabotage was founded as a sovereign state on the uninhabited Finnish island Harakka by the Austrian artist Robert Jelinek in August 2003. They have a flag, stamps, coins, and an anthem. But particularly the passport (designed by Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig) triggered a dynamism which catapulted the artists’ state all of a sudden into the field of political reality. State of Sabotage was de facto recognized by Slovenia, Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, and Italy. "Offshore" is a tribute to the some 14,000 citizens. The book contains a cultural topography by Irina Ulrike Anderl as well as texts regarding the phenomenon state and art, and the art of state. The main part of the book shows the portraits of the citizens of SoS.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0533-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0534-4
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