simon farid 


Simon Farid contributed to the 5th and final This Is Not A Gateway Festival - 2014


 Simon Farid at the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. Photograph by Rehan Jamil

Simon Farid at the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. Photograph by Rehan Jamil


Biography 

"Simon Farid is interested in the relationship between administrative identity and the body it purports to codify and represent. Taking on the role of a hacker or trickster he looks to playfully intervene in the identity-generation process, operating as ‘other people’ and enacting ways to counter emergent institutional identity confirmation mechanisms."


 Simon Farid at the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. Photograph by Rehan Jamil 

Simon Farid at the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. Photograph by Rehan Jamil 


From the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival Programme 

How To Impersonate A Plain Clothes Officer

Simon Farid

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2014

"Impersonating a police officer is a crime. But as we all know, police officers impersonate 'us' (the public) all the time. This workshop will look to rebalance this. Beginning with a group discussion about our experiences of plain-clothes police officers, undercover security workers etc. we will look to identify how such people can be 'spotted'.  We will then go out into the city and impersonate undercover police officers ourselves, before returning and examining our experiences."


From the workshop

 

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Visit the archive to access: 

A biography of Simon Farid

Audio Visuals and photographs from Simon's Festival Workshop

Digital and printed photographs from Simon's 'Surveillance Signage featuring Representations of Human Eyes' project

Festival programme information - date, time, registration names etc 

Personal reflection from Simon about his This Is Not A Gateway experience


'Surveillance Signage featuring Representations of Human Eyes

by Simon Farid