From a plane // A research.
This series is part of an ongoing [I could say non ending] visual research on traveling spaces [a strong reference here, being a text by De Certeau, naval et carcéral – in L’invention du quotidien], particularly airports and planes, seen as ‘common space’. Being in an airport and in a plane is one of the most paradoxical experience. A space & time out of the daily life, in many ways beautiful and full of imaginary, an intense moment where daily rules are away and where you experience unique moments and visions. Maybe we enter in a state of drowsiness because of cabine pressure. And at the same time, one of the most oppressive and restrictive experience, a space & time where your life comes to depend fully from an extremely complex and powerfull infrastructure, framing, shaping, obligating. The criminal offence is never far [smoking in the toilets], the violence to bodies is almost immediately there. Rules, controls, multiplication of controls, deported passengers, stopped passengers, selection. Is the logic of the camp at work ? I travel a lot, and I came to experience this radical paradox, which is maybe not a paradox at all. What if such a space is a prototype for a future world to come? An absolutely controled space where our lifes are ‘safe’, sweet, floating, where we live in an intense and illusory non real world.
You just finish the documents control and you are in a shopping center.