Authorities deny request, and K&M create Trans-State, their own state, with discrete declaration of independence, constitution, currency, passports, and membership application to the United Nations.

Grace Glueck writes about K&M in Dissidents As a Way of Art, New York Times Magazine, May 8.

In late 1977, first Melamid, then Komar, receive permission to join relatives in Israel, where they emigrate, settling in Jerusalem.

K&M, Trans-State, detail of installation, 1977.

K&M, Trans-State, B/W photo poster, 1977.