against residual self-image

A text published on the occasion of the exhibition Identity Bureau by Heath Bunting at Aksioma Project Space, Ljubljana, February 2012 in Italian based on-line magazine DigiCULT.

[title] Heath Bunting: Identity Bureau. Against Residual Self-Image
[author] Ida Hiršenfelder
[publisher] Marco Mancuso
[edition] DigiCULT.it

Identity Bureau was established by Heath Bunting to construct a custom-made physical person for the user, who would be able to function freely in society. The activities of the bureau extend also to instructions for other users to construct their own new identities. It undermines the habitual ways of climbing the social ladder and offers an alternative system to the dictate of there being a one and only “official” identity allocated to the individual by the state authorities…

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