Monday, 14 May 2012

Artist Heath Bunting interviewed by curator Mihaela Varzari, 2011 (vimeo link)

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Status Project, 2010, courtesy the artist

Arthaus, 203 Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ
Artist Talk: Heath Bunting in conversation with Mihaela Varzari
Tuesday 15 May 2012, 6PM

Artist Heath Bunting will discuss his vision of the artist collectives in the 90′s and their gradual or sudden progression towards a new possible way of active resistance to societal hierarchies. Perhaps best known for his performance BorderXing, 2007, Bunting illegally crossed a number of frontiers throughout Europe as an enquiry into the notion of borders within the current social landscape, which can give meaning to either external or internal senses of limitation. His latest work Status Project, 2011 deals with contemporary understandings of class systems within our contemporary society.
In her research, Varzari is interested in raising issues such as authorship and authenticity in the age of the commons, the versatile nature of collective work – often described as social rather than artistic – and the contemporary artist as the model of a new transnational citizen. The discussion will also aim to reveal the manners in which artists groups have emerged, articulated and presented themselves in the last 15 years in the European cultural context, paying close attention to the current financial and ideological crisis as it affects the relation between artistic individuality and group dynamics.

Heath Bunting was born a Buddhist in Wood Green, London, UK and is able to make himself laugh (currently, reduced to only smile). He is a co-founder of,, and sport-art movements. His self taught and authentically independent work is direct and uncomplicated and has never been awarded a prize. He aspires to be a skillful member of the public and is producing an expert system for identity mutation. At 01:42 on 31/12/2011 at his home in Bristol, he invented web 3.0 and is offering it for sale for 100 million dollars.

Mihaela Varzari is a London-based researcher in contemporary arts and art critic. She holds an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London  has curated No Spitting, a community based art project supported by Tower Hamlets Council, London. She is a contributor to the magazines IDEA art+society, ARTA &

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1 comment:

  1. I have just watched one of your recent interviews with Heath Bunting. I wanted to ask if you have ever watched Zeitgeist (the documentary), and if so, did it make any impression on your view that the contemporary artist is the new ‘’transitional citizen’’?