AirPort: An Open-Air Installation by Electroboutique

February 01, 2012
In 2009, Russian collective, Electroboutique created the public, open-air installation, AirPort, placing a departure flight kiosk in the middle of a forest. As the collective notes, the piece was a "poetic reflection on the possible ways of the urban civilization development. We are facing a choice: whether we should further sink our ferroconcrete teeth of architecture and transport system into the nature's body; or should we try to minimize our impact on it." Looks rather utopian to us. In that really painful dystopian sort of way. From time to time, the work gives voice announcement - on schedule changes, delays, passengers are late: all the information that is announced in the usual airport.