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X=Y – i·den·ti·ties

X=Y – i·den·ti·ties
Lukas Birk

Edition of 200 (100 black/100 brown)
100 x 80 mm
48 pages +6 ID cards

X=Y i·den·ti·ties explores the omnipresent importance of identification through an on-going performance, assuming different personas and crafting according identities that validate the existence of that persona. Identity and the authority elements behind the identity that we carry are integrated and key elements of our everyday life. Yet at times they also form obstacles and incredible disadvantages as they enforce a system that is not necessarily to its citizens’ advantage. X=Y tests the boundaries of the system and how it can be used with fakes, adopted truths and the imagined lives created with self-portraiture.

About the Author
“Lukas is an artist. A storyteller. A conservator.” His multi-disciplinary projects have been turned into films, chronicles, online archives, books, and exhibitions. A large part of Lukas’ work deals with archival material he collects through travel or while delving into his own background. His narratives tackle recorded history by creating alternate storylines and fictional elements, alongside commonly accepted facts. Lukas often researches his imagery through explorations into cultures that have been affected by conflict. His created ‘archival artworks’ have little to do with institutional processes but rather center around personal stories, the desire to preserve their place in history, and Lukas’ own emotional attachment to them.

About the Publisher
Fraglich Publishing is the publishing imprint of Lukas Birk. The books, zines, and posters are available through this website and select distributors.