New Eelam 'Liquid Citizenship' lift

HD Video - 2016 - 02:14 min New Eelam is a longterm artwork in the form of a startup. It imagines the future of citizenship in an age of technologically accelerated dislocation. Based on collective co-ownership rather than private property, it is a strategy to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of individual ownership. This short promotional film introduces the post-capitalist venture and speculates on how a new economic system could evolve without friction out of the current one.  Christopher Kulendran Thomas was born in London in 1979 after his family left Sri Lanka’s escalating racial conflict. His work imagines a distributed alternative to the ancient Tamil homeland of Eelam which was wiped out in Sri Lanka's civil war. Exhibitions include Tate Liverpool’s historical survey ‘Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789-2013’, ‘Co-Workers’ at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and ‘Bread and Roses’ at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.