"Increasingly, the spaces we navigate are policed through
technologies of visualization and information management.
The X-Ray machine, racial profiling practices, surveillance
devices, scrutiny of documents, fingerprinting etc are
meant to make everything, visible or invisible, available
for inspection. The condition of security is the coincidence between vision, landscape and power.
This series of small interventions in highly controlled
spaces began shortly after September 11th 2001. Using a
video camera as a way of looking back, the artist shoots images in
airport security zones: inside X-Ray machines, at passport
check points, immigration control, baggage claim. Geography
Lessons (... cont.) is an on-going archive of these video
images, interpreted (or queried) in a series of video works. The border device is constituted through rhythmic, spatial flows, as a field of relations between video channels. It is, in visual terms, landscape as crisis."
(text by Rozalinda Borcila and Horea Avram)
This website contains a small portion
of the archive: excerpts of a few videos taken around,
and inside of, airport X-Ray machines.