In the Place of the Public: Airport Series

1993, 4 hrs, color, sound

This footage of airport terminals and runways was originally presented on two security monitors, incorporated into an installation which included color photographs and texts. In the installation, Rosler explored 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.