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The Pat Down

In many South Asian countries, during airport security, a simple pat down is concealed behind a curtain. I am interested in the protection, policing and politics of South Asian female bodies. I see these airport security curtains as imposing objects that society is silent about because they symbolize the hyper-visibility and invisibility of female sexuality in the public eye.

Airport security sign, reads: - 
Absolutely No Liquids Allowed:
No perfume,
no gels,
no moistness,
no indulgence,
no narcissim,
no deprecation of self,
no scandal,
no hate rhetoric,
no threats,
no heroism, ETC.
No playing the villain in a narrative that precedes you.” 
(Materials: Bread and henna)

Airport security sign reads:
Absolutely No Liquids Allowed:
No perfume, no gels,
No moistness, no indulgence,
No narcissism,
No deprecation of self,
No scandal,
No hate rhetoric,
No threats,
No heroism,
ETC. No playing the villain in a narrative that precedes you. (Materials: Bread and henna)

Caption: 49.5" x 49.5" x 84" - Airport curtain
Caption: 49.5" x 49.5" x 84" - Airport curtain
Another view of the installation
Another view of the installation
Another view of the installation (the back) Materials for this structure: Wood, curtains, muslin fabric, lubricant
Confronting the camera through the wet fabric
The sign breaks easily.