International Bureau of Identity Documentation (ibid)*
International Identification Document Exhibition Opening April 2008
In an insecure world of fallible people with fallible ideas and ideologies, ibid invites you to submit an application to use the UNBRIDLED POWER of your ART to create (in suitable format as stipulated below) a Vital Document for purposes (known and unknown) of identification, emigration, immigration and imagination in an exhibition to be transported Internationally to several locations.
We ask that you think of this endeavor both as an opportunity to identify yourself (or not) and as a venue to vent and vet the veritable forms and permits bestowed locally on citizens (documented and undocumented) of the world in embassies, municipalities and other bureaucratic institutions around the globe by making a Document of Identification your way. Nevertheless, it is not our intent to prejudice the content of your ID for it is clear that in this context virtually any presentationvisual, textual, textural or otherwisemust be considered a valid form of identification.
In order to facilitate the portability of the documents (always important when crossing borders), ibid requires that they do not contain illegal items or substances banned from air travel and that they be limited in dimension to approximately the size of conventional passport documents, 5” x 7” (13cm x 18cm), and flat enough so they can be easily stashed together in a suitcase for travel. Unless otherwise specified, all documents will be exhibited on a wall at eye-level.
Documents (actual artwork) of accepted applicants must be received in US, Japan, or Slovakia by March 20, 2008. They will be returned to applicant after completion of exhibition if SASE with sufficient postage for return from New York City is provided at time of delivery.
There are no fees (and no insurance) involved in this exhibition.
If you have received confirmation from our bureau, please submit the following supporting materials by e-mail as soon as possible:
Questions and inquiries to Daniel Georges: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Scheduled venues for the exhibition are:
April 4- 20 2008
The Museum of Arts & Crafts-ITAMI
Itami-shi HYOGO 6640895 JAPAN
April 26 - May 11 2008
34 Nihon Odori, Naka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0021 Japan
Budapest IX. Ráday u.47 Hungary
*Please note: ibid is a fictitious organization.
Exhibited items will be under the auspices of the individual venues. Curators are Daniel Georges and Rumiko Tsuda.
Click here for Exhibition Entry Permit Application
225 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Name Father’s full Name Occupation Ethnicity Submit two Recent identical photos Have you ever been issued a US passport? Emigration Documented/Undocumented Previous Addresses you have lived Refugee Border Crossing Check Point Your Documents Please Affix label here Valid Identification Profile Place of Birth Nationality Place of Origin For office use only Vital Documents Biological Evidence Acceptable Proof of Identity Acceptance agent Embassy Consulate Temporary visa G-639, I-17, I-94, I-191, I-600, Date of Interview Protocol for obtaining fingerprints Status Immigration N-455, N-470, EOIR-26, MOTIONS Readable/scannable Our file number Immigration and Naturalization Service Citizen Port of entry Visa Permanent resident Date of Birth Employment authorization card Port of Embarkation Application/Petition Gender Permanent address Other names you have used Mother’s full Maiden Name Father’s full Name Occupation Ethnicity Submit two Recent identical photos Have you ever been issued a US passport? Acceptance agent Embassy Consulate Border Crossing Check Point Temporary Visa G-639, I-17, I-94, I-191 Petitioner Status Hearing date Deportation Pending MOTIONS Petition Delayed