In the Place of the Public: Airport Series

1990, 4 hrs, color, sound

This tape documents an installation, which included color photographs and texts. The work was first displayed as an ensemble in 1990, but with photographs extending as far back as the early 1980's, and, in subsequent versions, up to 1998. Here Rosler explores the system of air travel and its associated spaces, primarily the air terminal, as the quintessential space of postmodern life, with texts circumscribing western cultures, traditional landmarks, and structures by which it has constructed physical and social space.