CX 888, 2018
Deck chairs, 2 single-channel videos, monitors, carpet, removed floor tiles, blank plane ticket, model airplane
Left video (green): 28’01”
Right video (red): 24’14”
Two monitors flank the corner windows of de Sarthe Gallery in Hong Kong. The screens respectively blink Cathay Pacific's signature teal and maroon in dactylic hexameter, the poetic meter used in the 'Odyssey.' Deck chairs adjusted to the recline of 1980s business class seats line a carpeted aisle. Interspersed in the videos are stills from the TV series 'Switched at Birth,' culled from a scene between a father yelling (on Cathay Pacific’s teal screen) and his son crying (on subsidiary Cathay Dragon’s maroon screen). Elsewhere in the gallery, tiles are removed; a model Boeing 777 with Cathay livery takes off; objects are covered in drop cloth; and a blank plane ticket sits in a pool of coffee.
Special thanks to Amit Sharon.