BAD ASS MOTHER FUCKER (BADASS MOTHERFUCKER)


TSA Communication
Polished Stainless Steel
32.5cm x 25cm
Hong Kong
2008




TSA Communication: Paris & Detroit
Single Channel Video
6:12
Detroit
2012












TSA Communication
Polished Stainless Steel
13in x 10in
Vienna
2008



TSA Communication is a project that alters the airport security experience, inviting the government to learn more about passengers than just the contents of their carry on bags. Messages are cut into thin 13" x 10" sheets of stainless steel designed to comfortably fit inside airline carry on baggage. During the x-ray screening process, the technology normally designed to view the contents of a traveler's baggage is transformed into a communication tool for displaying messages aimed at airport security. The content of the plates varies from flight to flight, but includes "NOTHING TO SEE HERE", an image of the American flag and the TSA's (Transportation Security Agency's) mission statement as listed on its website, "I AM THE FRONTLINE OF DEFENSE, DRAWING ON MY IMAGINATION TO CREATIVELY PROTECT AMERICA FROM HARM".



Commissioned:
Rhizome



Exhibited:
Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Flight Mode, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kibel Gallery (University of Maryland), Casual Computing, College Park, Maryland, 2013

Eastern Michigan University Gallery of Art, Welcome to Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 2012

N2 Galeria, Evan Roth: La Vanguardia Americana, Barcelona, Spain

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Beyond a Memorable Fancy, New York City

Advanced Minority Gallery, AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE, Vienna, Austria



TSA Communicaiton is a part of an ongoing serires called Art In Airports, which includes See You See Me, Skymall Liberation, How To Keep Motherfuckers From Putting Their Seats Back, For Your Saftey and Untitled.








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