social construct / collectibles

A crossover between InfiniteCitizenship by Giuditta Vendrame (Italy, 1985) and The missing square theory by Fiona du Mesnildot (France, 1990).

“The result of Vendrame and Mesnildot’s collaboration is a collection of twenty-four collaged passports created following Winston Freer’s geometrical trick, with a brand new, twenty-fifth passport made from small, square pieces extracted from each of the original group. By highlighting the frictions and two-sided realities of a world in constant flux, where goods and money are mobilized without borders while bodies are frequently forced to remain static, Infinite Passports is both a critique and an imagining of an alternative future. […] The resulting questions have profound implications: What would this mean for the concept of borders? Is the state too-rigid, outmoded system? What constitutes citizenship today? Are we facing a scarcity of citizenship? […]”

Words by Maite Borjabad in “Design for Different futures”, Philadelphia museum of arts, Walker Art Center and the Art Institute of Chicago in association with Yale University press, New Haven and London - p.190.


Infinite Passports (2014, 2017), Giuditta Vendrame (taly, 1985) – Fiona du Mesnildot (France, 1990).
Collage, paper and notebooks 
25 pieces, each 12,5 × 9cm

Exhibitions and Publications

Heimaten – An exhibition and survey, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Photography © Henning Rogge.