The transferral of the seating plan aboard a Boeing 747 passenger jet to the flat plane of the gallery wall, in Flight 934-B, is disarmingly literal.
Close to four hundred separate photographs ? individual portraits of the passengers on a transcontinental flight ? make up a composite image which is an abstraction of the aeroplane.
As would seem perfectly logical, the placement of these images within such a formal matrix is determined by the place where each person was sitting on an actual flight.
Yet the function of the work does not so much rest with its value as accurate documentation or description, so much as an invocation of air travel as a metaphor for the subjective experience of the individual within a public context.
Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Ansett Australia.
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