La République de la Salicorne (phalanstère castel-salinois)
Creation of a new state, 2004
Collaboration with Philippe Lepeut and agricultural highschool students, Chateau-Salins/F

Originally a workshop conducted by Michael Blum and Philippe Lepeut with two classes of agricultural highschool students on the French countryside, it developped into an atypical production, dealing with political economy, political practice, utopia and spectacle. A political think-tank, an urban-planning committee, as well as a currency, an anthem, a flag, a constitution, elections, speeches, ID cards and an inauguration ceremony were part of the workshop's outcome.