Systems That Construct Identity
Heath Bunting charts a map of British normality as seen by machines via his ongoing Status Project
As anyone with the recent experience of completing an application form can attest to, we are increasingly faced with a dizzying combination of categories to slot our identities into. What happens if the relations between those categories are brought into sharper relief?
Heath Bunting’s ongoing Status Project has been exploring just that question since 2005; the project maps our identities as the legion of data capturing ‘content forms’ (both online and offline) conceive of us. The Abandon Normal Devices Festival has commissioned Heath to create a map of British normality as part of their digital culture and new cinema festival.