16mm, b/w, silent, 5:00, 2007
Flight reveals the non-spaces of airports through transcriptions of receipts of every purchase from 2005 until the end of 2006. Details emerge and open up questions: Srisathi serves espressos at the Zurich Airport’s Center Bar. Herr Rupankthan works at Düsseldorf Flughafen. Exhortations to exercise are printed out by Sbarro’s pizza. Most receipts wish you “a nice flight.” Language hovers between an international English and the language of the country in which the airport is located. Minimal purchases--an espresso here, a newspaper there, a bottle of water--are mute testaments to a traveler traveling through for unstated purposes.