John Wild is pleased at the news that the Rapiscan Secure 1000 ‘Naked’ scanner will be introduced at Manchester Airport's Terminal 2, and hopes this will be a step to realising his 2008 proposal ‘Sculpture for Airports’. He has sent a copy of the ‘Sculpture for Airports’ proposal to Manchester Airport's Managing Director Andrew Cornish.
‘Sculpture for Airports proposes a democratisation of the security at airports by rerouting the naked images of travellers produced by the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner, to the portrait mounted flat screen TVs used for plane timetables. This will result in an interactive artwork that both references classical art history and the early experiments in photography carried out by Edward Muybridge, whilst allowing travellers the opportunity to take responsibility for their own security by keeping a lookout for concealed suspect devices.’
For more information See: http://www.rupture.co.uk/SculptureforAirports.html