The "yard sale," as it is popularly known, is a reenactment and metaphor, based in nostalgia, for an utopian (as in no place) American entrepreneurship/citizenship.
We can think of the yard sale as saying, "Yes, I am American - I have a yard, my own piece of America. And I have objects, objects which I am free to include in the free-market."
It is in the hollow and temporary union of these two drives - economic and political, free-market and "free personhood," that we can understand what Americans think it means to be "American" - even as the true foundation of the American economy in the 21st century belies the notion that the individual has any agency in its machinations.
What we are selling and where after "The Jump."
115 W.10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201.
8AM to 5PM. Saturday June, 5th 2010.
WHAT WE ARE SELLING:
A BROKEN XEROX MACHINE
AN OLD SKI HELMET