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Posted by Sebastian on Aug 22, 2009
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In 2007 the artist Kristin Lucas succeeded in legally changing her name to... Kristin Lucas.

The purpose of changing her name to an identical name was a conceptual way of rebooting herself.

The judge who granted the request said: "So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page."

The name-changing process is documented and manifested as an installation in which Kristen Lucas shows "before and after" portraits and other related items, such as an amusing transcript of the court hearing.

www169.pair.com/klucas/before_after

   
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