Sarah Mendelsohn Figure of Speech

About The Artwork

  • Exhibitor

  • Sarah Mendelsohn
  • Year

  • 2018
  • Description

  • Artist Sarah Mendelsohn shows the human side of airport security and the people who operate them through the video installation Security Chorus. In the video, a dedicated Airport Traffic Officer performs a favorite song in Spanish, and a retired TSA agent croons with confidence. To create this work, Mendelsohn filmed security personnel from throughout the airport performing and singing songs of their choosing. The piece addresses the power dynamic that can cast security staff in a negative light due to the strictly regimented processes they must abide by. Mendelsohn hopes to bridge the gap between the transactional encounters that occur at security checkpoints and the diverse personalities of these individuals.

  • Location

  • Terminal 1, Post-Security, Gate 17
    Terminal 2 East, Post-Security, Checkpoint 5

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