IDENTITY TEST - ONLINE INSTALLATION

PLAY EACH VIDEO SEPARATELY AND, BELOW, SELECT THE SOUND YOU WANT TO PLAY EACH VIDEO WITH
I AM - IDENTITY TEST by DannyBlueBoy

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Identity Test is a three channel video installation composed by three research video-performance videos built around the subject of Identity. This online version is a preview format of what could happen with in it in a gallery exhibit. 

As a research project “IDENTITY TEST” comes from a broad project concept called “You’ll Always Have Something Written in Your Forehead” – built out of a collection of photos and images found on the internet – which aims to approach the constant need for humans to assert themselves as something that fit an ongoing categorization process that allows society to build a structure for recognition and that leads to the existence of misfits or people that just won’t fit all the labels in order to be part of a society as we know it. 

Based on the event of February of ’68, when 1300 African American sanitation workers strike to demand their basic right, with the phrase “I AM A MAN”; this project (as so many others artists have approached in such different ways) grounds itself on exploring on metaphorical level that need for labeling as symbol of human empowerment. IDENTITY TEST is a series of work-in-progress video-performances focusing on the act of self-identification. 

This project is being developed under the INOV-ART a Portuguese International Internships Programme at CultureHub, Inc., in New York. (2011)


Also part of this project: 

I AM __________