Five rolls of film, placed on a shelf in the exhibition space, were passed on to one person each, who will take them along in their hand-luggage for any trip made by plane for one year.
On each of the films only the first image was taken of an x-ray baggage scanner. Once the film rolls were passed on, empty film cans were left behind on the shelf to replace them during the remaining time of the exhibition.
Every time the film roll passes a security check it gets exposed. The x-ray baggage scanner, a machine for surveillance and security is repurposed to function as a camera.
After one year the traces collected through a collaborative moment, show movements mapped on a global scale captured through x-rays on a film.
In Collaboration with Alfonso Moral
and hosting the film rolls:
Part of: Open/Occupy II @ Flutgraben e.V. Berlin // September 2019