Door: Heath Bunting.
“National borders are increasingly frontlines of political and social dissent. Asylum-seeking and political migrations are some of the most significant issues of our time. Heath Bunting’s BorderXing Guide website primarily consists of documentation of walks that traverse national boundaries, without interruption from customs, immigration, or border police. The work comments on the way in which movement between borders is restricted by governments and associated bureaucracies.
The website was (is) not available to everyone who has an Internet connection. People wishing to view the website throughout the life of the project, had to physically travel to one of the designated locations, or apply to become an authorised client themselves. Viewing of the work is still possible via an application process available on the project website.
The project intended a reversal of the way that borders restrict movement and at the same time challenged the supposed liberties that accompany the concept of the Internet as a borderless space.”