Ri Williamson’s contribution to the Editions Series resembles an architectural model. This work represents a ritual familiar to most frequent international air travellers: the passage through a specially constructed transit zone to comply with heightened security protocols. Ri Williamson views this process as a telling illustration of contemporary society, and is particularly interested in how politics, architecture and technology work together to structure and manipulate human behaviour in such spaces. Together, the labyrinthine barriers, instructional DVD and benign human voiceover of this transitory zone raise questions around the level of control we are willing to submit to in the interests of preserving our ‘freedom’.
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