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Few other places have as the airport forced us to compromise with our personal integrity to such an extended level.

The airport represents not only the highly questioned idea of the generic city understood in a Koolhasian way but also generic freedom in a globalized society, the freedom to travel and the freedom to consume. The airport also accommodates fear, marker topics like security, globalization and environment is easily applied to the airport as part of a larger ideological discussion.

In the case of the two works shown here by Emma Kihl and Thora Dolven Balke, the airport has rather become the battlefield a personal fear, expressed through individuals.

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would, If I could, I surely would

I’d rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, If I could, I surely would

Away, I’d rather sail away
Like a swan that’s here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world its saddest sound
Its saddest sound

- Paul Simon /span>

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