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Monday, May 17, 2010

Brisbane International Airport Monday 17 May p.m.

“The Travellers” - Stephen Killick

No one hangs around international airports unless waiting for a plane – to get on or to disgorge its cargo of passengers. So what does this piece of art tell us? Part of a larger work scattered through the airport, these figures are characterised as “shoppers” thereby reminding us that a key function of international airports is to separate travellers from their money in the guise of shopping. All normal concepts of value and price begin to be lost as soon as we enter the journey to foreign parts.

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