The design of the space resists customary Western styles of furnishings. Outside of the Settlement, a video of x-rayed luggage plays atop a typical Western table accompanied by a similar typical chair.
Western notions of comfort, control (tourism invasion included) and surveillance, in a consumer-driven culture, are combined here to serve as monuments and reference points in a city and in an environment based on the right of access.
The Settlement is made of soft PVC, stainless steel and rubber. Its dimensions are 8.5’ x 15′ x 11′. The video of x-rayed luggage was recorded from the Orly airport with the assistance of Europ Scan. The furniture comes from Ikea.
Concept and Direction
– Produced by the ‘97 Kwangju Biennale, Korea.
– Exhibited at the Kwangju Biennale in Korea, 1997, co-curated by Julie Lazar and Richard Koshalek.
– Produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris
– Sponsored by the Total, Atria, and Novotel companies.
– Exhibited at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris, 1995