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Artist's Workshop

Image from Still Life Unstill, 2006 - 2026

How to make a new identity

Artist's Workshop with Heath Bunting

Open to students, independent artists & professionals

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.

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Biography –

Heath Bunting was born a Buddhist in Wood Green, London, UK and is able to make himself laugh. (currently, reduced to only smile) He is a co-founder of both and sport-art movements and is banned for life from entering the USA for his anti genetic and border crossing work. His self taught and authentically independent work is direct and uncomplicated and has never been awarded a prize. He is both Britain's most important practicing artist and The World's most famous computer artist. He aspires to be a skilful member of the public and currently training artists in survival techniques so they can out-live the organised crime networks during the final crisis.

For more information about Freedom and Taboo in Digital Media, a one day Symposium Event which precedes Heath Bunting's workshop, please see:

Photo: Still life photography pen diary walkie talkie tipex, 2006 - 2026, Heath Bunting.

This Workshop is organised by Donna Leishmann in collaboration with Cooper Gallery and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and will be held in Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee. Centrespace is located on the lower floors of the DCA building, 152 Nethergate, Dundee.