Heath Bunting’s Status Project is an interactive online artwork that reflects upon issues of identity, data protection and privacy. It consists of an online database that tracks and maps the manners through which corporate, institutional, and governmental entities compile and compare our personal information. ‘The Status Project,’ developed with Kayle Brandon, gives users access to ‘an expert system for identity mutation.’
On November 29th a new phase of the project was launched and presented as part of Trampoline’s Radiator Festival in Nottingham, UK. The new phase will include five detailed maps of the systems that control and share our online identities, as well as a new ‘Status Manual,’ a how-to-guide for your own personal data manipulation and ‘dataflage’ (like camouflage).
He will also be conducting a ‘Psychogeographic Walk’ through the streets of central Nottingham, physically illustrating the relationships and connections explored in the Status Project.