From the archive, originally posted by: [ spaceandsound ]
In the year 1991 NSK has been re-defined from an Organisation to a
State. A state in time, a state without territory and national
borders, a sort of “spiritual, virtual state”. It has issued an
original NSK passport and everybody can become its holder and
therefore a citizen of the NSK State. The Passport can be used
creatively, also as a official travel document, naturally with a
certain hazard to its owner. With use, such passports can become rare
(artistic) documents, and with the years their value can grow.
NSK is opening its embassies and consular offices world-wide. They
operate as creative institutions, but still possess no permanent
character. Within such an embassy, lectures are held, discussions,
meetings, project presentations and various campaigns take place. An
embassy was open for a month in Moscow in 1992, another one in Ghent
in 1993, and the same year a three-day “NSK State Territory” in Berlin
Volksbuehne Theatre (8.10-10.10.1993) and a consulate in Florence was
proclaimed. NSK will continue to work on the development of such
embassies into permanent NSK centres in the coming decade.
The NSK state denies in its fundamental acts the categories of fixed
territory, the principle of national borders, and advocates the law of
transnationality. Besides NSK members the beneficiaries of the right
to citizenship are thousands all over the world, people of different
religions, races, nationalities, sexes and beliefs. The right to
citizenship is aquired through ownership of the passport.
The passport is numbered and untransferable; its validity is limited
and renewable. By signing the adjoining statement the holder pledges
to participate on a best-effort basis to support the integrity of the
NSK State, and not misuse the passport for criminal, ideological,
religious or political purposes conflicting with the contents of NSK
and/or jeopardising the reputation and good name of NSK. The holder’s
statistics are logged in the confidential (protected) register of NSK
citizens. Citizenship ceases with the expiriation, return or
confiscation of the passport.
Anybody can become an NSK Passport holder and acquire the status of an
NSK citizen. The NSK state denies in its fundamental acts the
categories of (limited) territory, the principle of national borders,
and advocates the law of transnationality.