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Airport In Security by Tirtzah Bassel

Tirtzah Bassel’s “Airport In Security” was a large-scale installation made entirely of duct tape that explored the relationship between public space and private, vulnerable encounters. It focused on airport passengers hypnotized by their smartphones, and cringeworthy, uncomfortable TSA body and bag searches.

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Bassel, who was originally trained as an oil painter, utilized duct tape on the walls of galleries and buildings to break the limitations of canvases and traditional mediums.

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security