X=Y – i·den·ti·ties
by Lukas Birk
Edition of 200 (100 black/100 brown)
48 pages +6 ID cards
X=Y i·den·ti·ties explores the omnipresent importance of identification through an on-going performance, assuming different personas and crafting according identities that validate the existence of that persona. Identity and the authority elements behind the identity that we carry are integrated and key elements of our everyday life. Yet at times they also form obstacles and incredible disadvantages as they enforce a system that is not necessarily to its citizens’ advantage. X=Y tests the boundaries of the system and how it can be used with fakes, adopted truths and the imagined lives created with self-portraiture.
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