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From: Marieke Istha <istha {AT} nimk.nl>
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 5:06 AM
Subject: [spectre] Identity Bureau Workshop: How to make a new
identity by Heath Bunting
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Identity Bureau Workshop: How to make a new identity

20 October 2011, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

By Heath Bunting

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk)
Keizersgracht 264
Amsterdam


An identity is a mutable object. It’s negotiated between people,
organizations, and institutions, formalized in documentation, actions,
and possessions. In this workshop Heath Bunting (UK) shows how you
create your own legal identity. As Bunting demonstrates, identities
can be constructed over time by developing relationships to place a
given “person” within a web of shopping cards, cell phones, bills,
government correspondence, and other “personal” data. Identity Bureau
challenges the idea of personhood by showing how materially produced
an identity is.

Heath Bunting explores the porosity of borders. Often performing as an
interventionist or prankster and finding form within everyday acts of
resistance, Bunting's work reaches its public through systems of
documentation and distribution including photography, print publishing
and the web. Dismantling the divisions separating art and everyday
life, Bunting prioritises information and action. His work is based on
creating open and democratic systems by modifying communication
technologies and social systems.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants. The participation fee is €
10,00 (€ 5,00 for students) including refreshments and entrance to the
exhibition The Art of Hacking.

For more information and registration, please email to anouk {AT} nimk.nl


Heath Bunting‘s work straddles various modes of action, documentation
and visualisation. Bunting is best known for his involvement in the
formation of the net.art movement in the 1990s and as a founder of
irational.org. His practice may be viewed in parallel with the
tendencies of historical movements such as Conceptual Art or the
Situationist International. Dismantling the divisions separating art
and everyday life, Bunting prioritises information and action. His
work is based on creating open and democratic systems by modifying
communication technologies and social systems. He explores the
porosity of borders, both in the physical space and online. Often
performing as an interventionist or prankster and finding form within
everyday acts of resistance, Bunting's work reaches its public through
systems of documentation and distribution including photography, print
publishing and the web.

Bunting’s works have been commissioned and exhibited at a range of
venues, including The InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo; Apex
Art, New York; The New Museum, New York; Tate, London; Documenta X,
Kassel; The Banff Centre, Canada; Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield; Art
Teleporticia, Moscow; The Arts Council England; Proboscis, London; The
Watershed, Bristol; and DA2 London.

Some of his well-known works are: readme.html (1997), which relates to
the issue on the Internet of visibility versus invisibility.
BorderXing Guide (Tate commission, 2002) in which he comments on the
way in which governments and associated bureaucracies restrict
movement between borders. The Status Project (2004–2008) examines how
the construction of our ‘official identity’ as a collection of data
influences how we can navigate the social space, the Internet and
private or governmental databases. And Map of Terrorism (Tate
commission, 2008), in which he plots on a map the information required
when making an online purchase in relation to new legislation defined
in the UK government’s 2006 Terrorism Act.

This workshop is organised by NIMk and SKOR | Foundation for Art and
Public Domain.
www.nimk.nl
www.skor.nl


Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
http://www.nimk.nl

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