Ever Wanted To Be Someone Else? - FREE WORKSHOP

Article posted at 2014-06-05 14:08:43

Ever Wanted To Be Someone Else?

FREE WORKSHOP

Documentation Exchange Experiment, Newcastle

Thursday 26 June 2014

10.00 – 17.00 

at ISIS Arts Studio

Free to attend (registration required)

Every day each of us leaves multiple traces of our actions; whenever we pay for things, use the internet or even just carry our mobile phone. Tricking these systems can be complex and time consuming. Maybe we can find a short cut? 

Simon Farid is an artist interested in the relationship between administrative identity and the body it purports to codify and represent. A quick Google search will, of course, reveal where he lives, works, what he looks like and information about other people with whom he shares his name.

Join Simon for a day of identity experimentation. This will involve workshops and collective discussions in which we will look at and analyse different aspects of our identity; from the ways we present ourselves to the contents of our wallets. In the afternoon we will then put some of these discussions to the test, arranging a temporary ‘wallet swap’ with the other participants for some off-site investigations…

For more info and to register please click here.

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