Simon Farid contributed to the 5th and final This Is Not A Gateway Festival - 2014
"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."
From the 2014 This Is Not A Gateway Festival Programme
How To Impersonate A Plain Clothes Officer
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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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