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 prioritizes information and action. His work is based on creating open and democratic systems by modifying communication technologies and social systems. This presentation will be followed by a workshop for a group of maximum 20 participants.
Heath Bunting is a British artist based in Bristol. He is the founder of the site irational.org and was one of the early practitioners in the 1990s of Net.art. An activist, he created a dummy site for the European Lab for Network Collision (CERN) and works to maintain a list of pirate radio stations in London. Bunting has been commissioned and exhibited at a range of venues including Tate, London; The ICC, Tokyo; The New Museum, New York, The Banff Centre, Canada; Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield; Art Teleporticia, Moscow; The Arts Council England; Proboscis, London; The Watershed, Bristol and DA2, London, amongst others.